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2012 Programs & Events

Paws for Art! A Free Community Day

"Paws for Art" Dogs Invited!

A FREE Awareness Event and
Community Day

April 1, 2012

10am to 5pm
Rain or Shine

Celebrate dogs and the joy and enrichment they bring to our lives. Created in partnership with the Cumberland County SPCA, this free community day event opens WheatonArts’ gates to humans and canines alike. Pet owners are invited* to bring their dogs onsite to engage in various animal-themed activities including:
  • Wheaton BARKS
    A dog show and parade
  • Dog Caricatures by Barbara Hymer and Portraits by
    Photographer Chuck Ferrara (fee)
  • Story Time 10:30, 11:30 and 2:30
  • Children’s animal art exhibition in the Glass Studio
  • Free lunch from Dr. Harvey's for those  with wet noses and wagging tails!
  • Animal themed glass making demonstrations at 11am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
  • Pet supply vendors
  • Silent Auction of Glass "Adoptable Pets"
  • Pet themed kid's activities
  • Animal awareness organizations
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Cumberland County
SPCA Pets at>>


Pet Themed Kid's Activities
Coloring Pages (for the very young)
Cat & Dog Paper Bag Puppets 
Cat and Dog Sock Puppets
Pencil Holder Pup
Make Your Own Cat Toys

Enter your dog in Wheaton BARKS
A dog show and parade on the Green at 1pm.

for the Cumberland County SPCA
requested for registration to the show.

Trophies will be awarded in
both Adult and Children's classes
in each of the following categories:

Best Pet Costumes
Macho Mutt
Petite Pup
Prettiest Pooch
Pet & Owner Look Alike
Tons of Fun

 Senior Pet

Top Show Dog Awards
Best in Show
Top Dog

Trophies will be stoneware "Pet Bowls" handcrafted by WheatonArts Resident Associate Artist, Erika Pugh 

Meet Karen Quigley and ELWOOD, 2007 Winner of the “World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.” Karen will read from her book Everyone Loves Elwood at 2:30 pm.

*Please note, for your pet's safety:
  • All dogs will be required to be on a short , no longer than 4 foot lead. No retractable leashes.
  • Dogs will be allowed in the Glass Studio and the Ceramics Studio.
  • The Cumberland County SPCA will provide volunteers as dog sitters so you can visit the Museum and the Shops.
  • Please consider your pet's comfort level with other dogs when choosing to participate in the day. We reserve the right to deny entry if your dog presents a threat to others.
  • Also, please consider the health of other dogs and have your dog's vaccinations up-to-date.
  • Water stations will be located throughout the grounds.

Participating Merchants and Organizations
A Cheerful Pet
All They Need is Love Animal Rescue
Barbara Hymer Art - Pet Caricatures
Blind Bob's Pottery
Bruno's Favorite Treats
Chuck Ferrara - Pet Photographer
Cumberland County SPCA
Cupcake & Company Pets
Dee Ann's Treasures / Puppy Lovable and Friends
Dr Harvey's
Emma's Canine Connections
Furry Good Dog Treatery
Lilo's Promise
"Puppy Power" 4H Club Seeing Eye Project
Sharon Coyle, Animal Portraits


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