3936 Chestnut St, Riverside, CA 92501
The park will be open to the public, free, Saturday–Wednesday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., and Thursday, October 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., before the Pups go to their forever homes.
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.
Art Pups have been painted by 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.
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
Art Bark Opening Gala
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.
Thanks to overwhelming support, online ticket sales are now closed! However, we have a very limited number of tickets that will be available at the door. First-come, first-served. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Please join us on Sunday, October 6, 1 p.m.–4 p.m., for a special Art Bark First Sunday in the Park! See details below.
Art Bark First Sunday at the Park
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.
Bring your friends and family to see and take photos with our 130 Art Pups. The Riverside Art Museum will have fun, free, family-friendly art activities for all! The Riverside Public Library will also be here with a Puppy Ear craft and “What’s Your Canine Name?” activity.
BONUS! Canine Companions for Independence will be at the Park during our First Sunday festivities! We’ll also the Riverside Humane Society and Cool Smiles Orthodontics tabling.
Pop over to the art museum during First Sunday as well as we’ll have even more art activities happening here. Get messy and paint with shaving cream to create colorful pups and kitties to create thank you cards! Come make Día de los Muertos pins to wear or attach to your backpack with UCR GLUCK Fellow Cara Rae Joven. (First Sundays @ RAM are sponsored by US Bank.)
Parking is free on Sundays downtown!
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:
RUSD Art Bark Art Contest
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 11×14 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.
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.
We only have a few Art Pups left! Scotties, Beagles, and Huskies are no longer available for sponsorships that come in after September 10.
THANK YOU, ALL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN CLAIMED.
For more information, contact:
- Kathy Allavie, 951.784.7377, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lucile Arntzen, 951.274.9292, LSA51@sbcglobal.net
Thank you to our sponsors!
The Arntzen Girls
Betty Dixon—In Memory of Leonard Dixon, Paul Bell, Mickie & Ray Miller,
Emily Neblett, Dave Rines, Dorotha & Josh Taylor
KH METALS and SUPPLY—”SERVICE FIRST” K-9
Kathy & John Allavie
Baccarella Insurance Services Inc.
Mark & Pam Balys
Kathy & Gary Christmas
Marie J. Fritts/Fritts Ford
Frank & Lucy Heyming
The Hwang Family
Lloyd & Megin
Greg & Teresa Marrujo
The Merickel Family
Ross & Tim
Select ACR Inc.
Terry & Cathy Walling
Raul & Jamie Aballi
Keith & Janet Alex
Lorraine & Richard Anderson
Stephen & Eileen Ashwal
B&W Consulting Engineers
Carolyn & Leo Badger
Scott & Beverly Bailey
Matt & Kathy Barth
Michael Bates, UBS Financial Services
Dr. Chuck & Sally Beaty
BK Customs Inc.
Philp & Selina Bremenstuhl
Suzy & Gary Clem
Phyllis, Jim, and “Jack” Crabtree
Liz & Steve Cunnison
Joseph & Anne Deem
J L Dietzman
Jim & Brightie Dunn
Bud & Margo Dutton and Dutton Motor Co.
Tom & Marcia Evans
John & Sandi Fay
Patti & David Funder
Dayton & Cheryl Gilleland
Ken & Mary Gutierrez
Heath & Robin Donated to the Newberrys
Andy & Jackie Hopper
Linc, Lolo & Pickles Johnson
KP in Home Care—Kathleen Parra
Sari & Owen Kustner
Law Office of Rosa M. Marquez
Lee & John Levin
Arthur & Peggy Littleworth
The Lovely Thorne Skincare Studio
Ron & Marsha Loveridge
Tami & Steve Maio
Tim & Meredith Maloney
Sarah Suverkrup Mundy
Jim & Marilyn Orens
Betty & Walter Parks
Ann & Myles Pfeifle & Kim Earhart
Debby & Ken Phillips
Tom Powell & Camille Sanders
Susan Rainey & John Collins
The Razo Family
Emmanuelle & Morey Reynolds
Riverside Air Service Inc.
Riverside Eye Specialists
Riverside Personnel Services
Robert Santillano & Joanne Lee
Sandy & Bill Schnack
Small Animal Hospital
Janice Stolzy & Jeffrey Thomas
Judy Teunissen & Jay Lood
Janis & Wendel Tucker
Jimmie Tyson & Hedy Zikratch-Tyson
Susan Wolf, Real Estate Agent
Jacques & Kristi Yeager
Merla & Barton Gaut
John Amir Rezaei Dental Corp
Food Donors for Gala:
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Raincross Pub & Kitchen