Animals become artists for Saturday event | Community Spirit
INDIAN HILL, OH (FOX19) - An auction of art by animals, for animals, will highlight a fundraiser this weekend.
This Saturday, October 22, The League for Animal Welfare will host its Sixth Annual Wine & Whiskers Tasting & Auction from 7 - 11 p.m. The annual event will be held at the Greenacres Arts Center in the Village of Indian Hill, 8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243.
Committee Chair Diann Cox of Anderson says guests can enjoy a wider range of distinctive wines for sampling as well as more appetizers and decadent desserts than previous years.
“This year, our board decided to make the wine tasting and auction its signature event,” explains Cox, “so our committee has been working diligently to make that decision a reality with more wines to sample and more appetizers and desserts.”
Cox noted that this year’s event will include a “Man Cave” with craft beer and auction items ideal for men, and a “Diva Den” for featuring champagne and auction items ideal for women. The committee is also expanding the most popular silent auction item – art created by pets at the League’s no-kill shelter.
“We recruit our most creative cats and dogs, let them tap their paws or tails into washable, completely safe paint, and let them create art on canvases. We have the art professionally matted and framed and add them to our silent auction. Last year, what started as a unique, fun offering brought in almost $1500,” added Cox. The 11 artists include Kasper, a two-year-old Hound/Boxer mix who created two works of art; Flirt, a beautiful two-year-old female Tortie; Artie, a sweet one-year-old Terrier mix, and Yoko, a black and white, four-year-old cat who loves it when people talk to her.
There will also be a live auction featuring an original Gouache Painting by Ken Landon Buck; a trip to New York City with a one night stay at the Algonquin Hotel named one of America’s Ten Greatest Historic Hotels; a stunning 1/5 carat total weight cocoa diamond pendant and ¼ carat total weight diamond earrings; a beautiful hand crafted rose quartz and pearl necklace knotted in black silk and more.
Tickets for Wine & Whiskers are still available at $65 per person. For tickets or for more information about the event or the League For Animal Welfare, please visit www.lfaw.org or call 513-735-0299.
All proceeds from the Wine & Whiskers Tasting & Auction are used to support the homeless animals throughout Greater Cincinnati. The League is located at 4193 Taylor Road in Batavia.
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