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The Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum, who previously brought you Art Float—Riverside (inspired by Portraits of Hope), in partnership with the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation, and Community Services, is proud to present Art Bark in the Park, an homage to man (and woman’s) best friend—the dog!
This October, Riversiders will get a chance to view more than a hundred Art Pups at downtown Riverside’s White Park for an event called Art Bark in the Park, a huge celebration of both art and our canine companions. For the next few months, local artists will be painting, decorating, and transforming metal dog silhouettes into unique, one-of-a-kind works of art.
Already working on their Art Pups are local artists Gregory Adamson, Helen L. Bell, Charles Bibb, Chick Curtis, Paulden Evans, Todd Gray, Juan Navarro, r. mike nichols, Yolanda Terrell, Durre Waseem, and many, many more.
The Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum is organizing this remarkable public art exhibit, which kicks off with a Gala event called Riverside Has Gone to the Dogs on October 4, 2019, from 5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Appetizers and refreshments will be available. Tickets are $25 each. All proceeds from Art Bark in the Park will benefit the Riverside Art Museum.
The Art Pups will be on display for free public viewing during normal park hours October 5–10, 2019.
Be sure to come back on Sunday, October 6, for a special Art Bark First Sunday at the Park from 1 p.m.–4 p.m. We'll have free, family-friendly art activities at the Park, as well as other surprises to be announced. Pop over to the art museum during First Sunday as well as we'll have even more art activities happening here. And don't forget the other participating First Sunday venues along the way.
Sponsors of Art Bark in the Park will get to take home an Art Pup for display in their home, office, or garden after the event is over. Sponsorships start at $500 and sponsors are given their choice of different dog breeds to choose from or, at the highest levels, their choice of artist, as well as tickets to the Gala and other incentives.
Art shouldn’t be confined inside the walls of a museum. Art should be found where people live, work, and play. Support equitable access to art for all by sponsoring an Art Pup today.
All funds raised through Art Bark in the Park will help the Riverside Art Museum as we weave art into our community and instill a love of art throughout our city! #ArtBark
Note: Please leave your real-life dogs at home. Dogs are not allowed at White Park per Riverside Municipal Code Section 9.08.015. Thank you.
Art Bark is brought to you by:
The Riverside Art Alliance and Riverside Art Museum, in partnership with City of Riverside Parks, Recreation, and Community Services, invite all RUSD students to submit works of original art for the “Paint That Pup!” art contest! This is in conjunction with a huge, public art show of Art Pups by local artists called Art Bark in the Park, coming up October 4–10, 2019.
The rules are simple! Just create a work of art based on your own dog, a dog you know, or a make-believe dog. It can be funny or fantastical, realistic or abstract. It can be a dog doing anything, anywhere! Artwork must be two-dimensional (flat) and measure no more than 11x14 inches in size.
All artwork must be turned in to the RUSD Main Office, c/o VAPA Coordinator Annemarie Guzy, 3380 14th Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Deadline is September 20, 2019.
Students could win a cash prize and more thanks to CM School Supplies!
Artwork will be judged on creativity and execution! Make sure you completely fill out the application and securely attach it to the back of your artwork with tape. (If the application is not filled out or attached, we may not have a way to contact you!) Winning artwork will be on display during the Art Bark opening gala event on October 4, 5 p.m.–7:30 p.m., and then at the Riverside Art Museum through October 10.
Here are a few of the many amazing and talented artists who have agreed to paint an Art Pup:
Choose one of the Sponsorship Levels below.
$500 “Blue Ribbon”
* Each artist and sponsor will be matched on a first-come, first-served basis by breed at the "Blue Ribbon" and "Top Dog" sponsor levels.
$1000 “Top Dog”
$2500 “Grand Champion”
*Sponsorships must be made by August 25, 2019, in order for us to accommodate specific-artist requests.
$5000 “Best in Show”
*Sponsorships must be made by August 25, 2019, in order for us to accommodate specific-artist and specific-breed requests.
Please respond as soon as possible. The deadline for inclusion on printed materials is August 15, 2019.
Riverside Art Museum Tax ID #95-1904692. Fair Market Value of goods and services received is $250/Art Pup, and $25 per Opening Gala ticket. Please consult your tax advisor and retain for tax purposes.
We hope you'll sponsor so each Art Pup can find its forever home.
We only have a few Art Pups left! Scotties, Beagles, and Huskies are no longer available for sponsorships that come in after September 10.
For more information, contact:
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