Art Bark Jackson logo web.jpgArt Bark in the Park

October 4–10, 2019 at White Park

3936 Chestnut St, Riverside, CA 92501

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 and will go on sale August 15. All proceeds from Art Bark in the Park will benefit the Riverside Art Museum.

Click here to purchase your Art Bark in the Park Gala tickets.

The Art Pups will be on display for free public viewing during normal park hours October 5–10, 2019.

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 puppers 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:

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Artists! Paint an Art Pup!

We need amazing artists to help us make Art Bark in the Park a puppin' good time for the whole community. THANKS FOR ANSWERING THE CALL IN SUCH OVERWHELMING NUMBERS. The call is now closed. Thank you.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older. If you have questions, please email

Partial list of participating artists:

Here are a few of the many amazing and talented artists who have agreed to paint an Art Pup:

  • Gregory Adamson
  • Nick Bahula
  • Blanche Banuelos
  • B.A.T. Printmaking Club of CSUSB
  • Jeni Bate
  • Jim Behrman
  • Helen L. Bell
  • Terry Chacon
  • Jesus Cruz
  • Chick Curtis
  • Teodor Dumitrescu
  • Rachael Dzikonski
  • Judy Davies & Jennifer Guy
  • Paulden Evans
  • Todd Gray
  • Maurice Howard
  • Denise Kraemer
  • Juan Navarro
  • r. mike nichols
  • Geeta Pattanaik
  • Ginger Pena
  • Gary Rainsbarger
  • Anita Silvestri
  • Yolanda Terrell
  • Martin Tobias
  • Katrin Wiese
  • Anna Vanover
  • and MANY, MANY MORE!

Sponsor an Art Pup to take it home!

Choose one of the Sponsorship Levels below.

$500 “Blue Ribbon”

  • An original Art Pup is yours to take home. A sign below your Art Pup* will identify you as its sponsor during the week-long public exhibit at White Park.
  • Two (2 in total) tickets to the Opening Night Gala on October 4, 2019.
  • Your name on the program, RAM website, Art Alliance website, and more!

* 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”

  • All the advantages of a “Blue Ribbon” sponsor, plus:
    • Two more (4 in total) tickets to the Opening Night Gala on October 4, 2019.
    • Your name on all promotional banners!

$2500 “Grand Champion”

  • All the advantages of a “Top Dog” sponsor, plus:
    • Two more (6 in total) tickets to the Opening Night Gala on October 4, 2019.
    • Pick one of our participating artists (or provide your own) to paint your Art Pup.*
    • Your name on one of our specialty areas, such as the Student Art Corner, etc.

*Sponsorships must be made by August 25, 2019, in order for us to accommodate specific-artist requests.

$5000 “Best in Show”

  • All the advantages of a “Grand Champion” sponsor, plus:
    • Your name will grace the entrance to White Park for the week of the public exhibit.
    • Your choice of ANY dog breed you wish for your Art Pup—Chihuahua to St. Bernard.*
    • Your name will be above the event name in all publications, invites, and promotions.
    • Four more (10 in total) tickets to the Opening Night Gala on October 4, 2019.
    • Prominent mention on social media.

*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.

Art Pups will be created June–August 2019 and we'll be in touch so you can meet your new friend come Fall.

Click here to sponsor an Art Pup or make a donation today!

For more information, contact:

  • Kathy Allavie, 951.784.7377,
  • Lucile Arntzen, 951.274.9292,


Thank you to our sponsors!

Grand Champion

The Arntzen Girls


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Betty Dixon In Memory of Leonard Dixon, Paul Bell, Mickie & Ray Miller, 

Emily Neblett, Dave Rines, Dorotha & Josh Taylor





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Top Dog

Brad Alewine

Kathy & John Allavie

Baccarella Insurance Services Inc.

Mark & Pam Balys

Kathy and Gary Christmas

Mike Dahdul

Fritts Ford/Marie J. Fritts

Frank & Lucy Heyming

The Hwang Family


Lloyd and Megin

The Merickel Family

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Ross and Tim

Select ACR, Inc

Terry and Cathy Walling


Blue Ribbon

Raul and Jamie Aballi

Keith & Janet Alex

Lorraine and Richard Anderson

James Antoyan


Stephen and Eileen Ashwal

Carolyn & Leo Badger

Matthew J. Barth & Kathleen S. Barth

Dr. Chuck & Sally Beaty

B&W Consulting Engineers

BK Customs Inc./Brion Simonton

Bogart Bocian

Gerry Bowden

Philp & Selina Bremenstuhl


Christine Cahraman

Erin Christmas

Suzy & Gary Clem

Phyllis, Jim, and “Jack” Crabtree

Joseph & Anne Deem

J L Dietzman

Jim & Brightie Dunn

Bud & Margo Dutton and Dutton Motor Co.

Elliots for Pets

Tom & Marcia Evans

Angelov Farooq

John and Sandi Fay

Patti & David Funder

Dayton & Cheryl Gilleland

Ken & Mary Gutierrez

Adam Guzkowski

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Andy & Jackie Hopper

Linc, Lolo & Pickles Johnson

KP in Home Care Kathleen Parra

Sari & Owen Kustner

Law Office of Rosa M. Marquez


Robert and Joanne Lee

Lee & John Levin

Arthur and Peggy Littleworth

The Lovely Thorne Skincare Studio

Ron & Marsha Loveridge

Tami & Steve Maio

Tim and Meredith Maloney

The McDonnells

Heather Meyette & Robin Lindblom

Michael Bates UBS Financial Services

Sarah Suverkrup Mundy

Shannon Murphy

Betty & Walter Parks

Ann & Myles Pfeifle & Kim Earhart

Debby & Ken Phillips

Bobbie Powell

Susan Rainey/John Collins

The Razo Family

Riverside Air Service Inc

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Riverside Eye Specialists


Riverside Personnel Services

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Leslie Slamal

Small Animal Hospital

Cookie Smith

Janice Stolzy & Jeffrey Thomas

Dennis Taylor

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Judy Teunissen and Jay Lood

Janis & Wendel Tucker

Sandra Webb

Billie Yeager

Jacques & Kristi Yeager



Daniel Bernstein

John Amir Rezaei Dental Corp

Christopher G. Kutch


Food Donors for Gala:

Jammin' Bread

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Placita Restaurant 


In-kind Sponsors:

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