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Ardest Gallery celebrates National Dog Day, Art sales benefit local dog rescues

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On Saturday, August 26, Ardest Gallery invited the community to celebrate National Dog Day. Throughout the day, gallery visitors got a close up of seven local artists in action as they painted live, or sketched, commissioned dog portraits.

A percentage of all gallery sales will be donated to select local dog rescue groups, including Lone Star Animal Welfare League, Who Rescued Who, and Operation Pets Alive, who also had an informational booth just outside the gallery.

View photos from the event on the Hello Woodlands Facebook page:

Participating pet portrait artists included Robyn Crowell, M L Huff, Lauren Luna, Jeff Lung, Judy Mackey, Teresa Staley, and Eric Sundin. If you weren’t able to attend the event, but would like to order a pet portrait of your special fur legged friend, Ardest Gallery is honoring purchases made through August 31, 2023 and will credit one of the three local dog rescue organizations of your choice.

Ardest Gallery, a local fine arts gallery curated by Gallery Director Julie Verville, represents nearly 40, top Texas 2D and 3D visual artists. In addition to its core artists, the gallery will host ongoing events such as monthly group art shows, Coffee Talk with an Artist, Art to Lunch in partnership with local restaurants, poetry readings, musical performances, and art classes/workshops for all ages and skill levels. Ardest Gallery is located at at 25200 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

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