Art 4 Paws will take place Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Village Green in historic downtown Madison. Festival organizers said a portion of all monies raised will go toward Madison area animal rescue groups and shelters.
“We realized that we all had a very sincere love of our pets and wanted to create an event that would combine animals with art,” said Beth Pierce, president of the Madison Arts Council.
Art 4 Paws is headed by Kristy Stewart. Other committee members include Michele Lee, Laura Pope, and Andy Stewart.
The festival will include adoptable animals from local rescue groups and shelters, vendors, photographers and painters. Vendors will have booths set up and will be selling various kinds of pet items including leashes, pet beds and treats. There will be a professional photographer on hand to take custom pictures of you and your pet. An artist will also commission hand-drawn pictures. Pet walkers, veterinarians and pet-oriented businesses will be in attendance.