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He Had a Plan & It Involved the Two of Them…  by Jules Gissler

Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

On Saturday, February 24, 2024 we will hold our 8TH FURRY FRIENDS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL!

Voted 2022 BEST ART FESTIVAL by the Phoenix New Times!

This fun, animal-themed arts festival is “purr-fect” for the ENTIRE family, sure to be a “dog-gone” fun day to remember!

Highlights to include:


Arizona Artists

Barbara Barber, Jan Cooper, Jules Gissler, Ann Marie Hoff, Jenny Kuster, Kristin Mickelson, and Donna Vogel

Plus also talk with and see the works of Arizona artists and Shemer Art Center instructors Elliott Everson, Sue Hunter, Larry Nisula, Elizabeth Behnke and Jason Savaglio!

Pet Adoptions by

Paw Readings

Paw Prints

Pet Monotypes


Business Vendors

Gems 4 Paws/GemGirl Jewelry, Bodacious Dog Snacks, The Pet Butler, Renewal by Andersen, The City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation, and the City of Phoenix Public Works / ZeroWaste


Dog Contests!

To be judged at 1 pm! 

Best Owner/Pet Look-A-Like, Best Costume, Smallest Dog & Largest Dog.

Contests to be followed by a Biggest Sports Fans parade, with pets showing off their favorite sports outfits during judging!

Dog Entertainment!

9 am Performances & Tricks

9:30 am Rally Demo

10 am Dog Carting Parade

11 am Performances & Tricks

11:30 am Rally Demo

12:00 pm  Dog Carting Parade

1:30 pm Rally Demo

2:00 pm Dog Carting Parade


Food & Beverage Vendors


Live Music

Guitarist Alan Stee


Animal Themed Art Raffle!



Kids Art Activities in the Kids “Spot!”

Face painting by Cruella Deville (11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)


ADMISSION: $5 per person / $15 per family.  Furry Friends are FREE!