Painted Pets Auction will feature original designs by local artists

A Painted Pets sculpture designed by Mara McCalmont

A Painted Pets sculpture designed by Mara McCalmont

Saturday, Nov. 19, 7-10 p.m., Carnegie Center

If you’re a pet lover who also loves art, “Petcasso” might be just the ticket.

The third annual fundraiser for Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati will feature live music, an open bar and a silent auction. New this year is the Painted Pets Auction featuring dog and cat sculptures embellished by local artists, including Casey Riordan-Millard, Mara McCalmont, Holly Schapker, Michael Stillion, Robin Hartmann and David Callahan.

Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld will emcee the event. Executive director Ann Hill and Mary Pat Pace are serving as co-chairs.

Tickets are $85. Proceeds will support the Pets in Need mission of helping those struggling through hard times to continue having pets in their lives. Presenting sponsor is Park National Bank, with additional support from The BonBonerie, All American Event and Party Rental, and Sara and Michelle Vance-Waddell.

Tickets (until Nov. 4): pincincinnati.org/petcasso201

Committee members: (front) Heidi Woods, Pets In Need development director, and board member Barb Lichtenstein; board member Lexie Stevenson, Suzi Maynard, Jan Hughes, executive director Ann Hill and Mary Pat Pace. Not pictured: Cindy Jackson, Carol Bonner, Pam Ziermaier, Susie Guggenheim, Betsy Findlay and Sheryl Beyersdorfer

Committee members: (front) Heidi Woods, Pets In Need development director, and board member Barb Lichtenstein; board member Lexie Stevenson, Suzi Maynard, Jan Hughes, executive director Ann Hill and Mary Pat Pace. Not pictured: Cindy Jackson, Carol Bonner, Pam Ziermaier, Susie Guggenheim, Betsy Findlay and Sheryl Beyersdorfer

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