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October 4–10, 2019 at White Park

The Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum, who previously brought you Art Float—Riverside (inspired by Portraits of Hope), is proud to present Art Bark in the Park, an homage to man (and woman’s) best friend—the dog!

You won't want to miss seeing the park filled with 150 Art Pups! The two-dimensional metal Art Pups are approximately three feet by four feet and a silhouette of one of the following breeds: Labrador, Scotty, Beagle, Basset Hound, and Husky. AND THEY'LL BE TURNED INTO WORKS OF ART by local artists!

The Art Pups will be unveiled at an Opening Night Gala, on Friday, October 4, 2019. An art event like no other!

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

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.

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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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Top Dog

Brad Alewine

Baccarella Insurance Services Inc.

Mark & Pam Balys

Kathy and Gary Christmas

Fritts Ford/Marie J. Fritts

Frank & Lucy Heyming


Lloyd and Megin

The Merickel Family


Ross and Tim

Select ACR, Inc

Terry and Cathy Walling


Blue Ribbon

Keith & Janet Alex

Kathy & John Allavie

James Antoyan


Stephen and Eileen Ashwal

Carolyn & Leo Badger

Dr. Chuck & Sally Beaty

BK Customs Inc./Brion Simonton

Bogart Bocian

Gerry Bowden

Philp & Selina Bremenstuhl


Erin Christmas

Phyllis, Jim, and “Jack” Crabtree

J L Dietzman

Jim & Bright Dunn

Bud & Margo Dutton and Dutton Motor Co.

Tom & Marcia Evans

Angelov Farooq

John and Sandi Fay

Dayton & Cheryl Gilleland

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Andy & Jackie Hopper

Link, Lolo & Pickles Johnson

Law Office of Rosa M. Marquez

The Lovely Thorne Skincare Studio

Ron & Marsha Loveridge

KP in Home Care Kathleen Parra

Sari & Owen Kustner

Tami & Steve Maio

Tim and Meredith Maloney

The McDonnells

Betty & Walter Parks

Ann & Myles Pfeifle & Kim Earhart

Debby & Ken Phillips

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

Cookie Smith

Dennie Taylor

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Judy Teunissen and Jay Lood

Sandra Webb

Billie Yeager