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ICAN fund-raiser July 22

‘ART OF THE DOG’ to mix paints & paws for ICAN fund-raiser July 22 in Arts & Design District

Post Date:07/11/2018 8:30 AM



City of Carmel
One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032


News Release

Date:             July 9, 2018
Contact:       Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Release:       Immediate




‘ART OF THE DOG’ to mix paints & paws for ICAN fund-raiser July 22 in Arts & Design District

Your pet can be a ‘Good Dog’ by painting a masterpiece for charity




The eternal question of “Who’s a Good Dog” might get answered when Carmel’s pet pooches are given the opportunity to dip their paws into paint and create their own masterpieces for charity. Join your friends and their furry companions at the City of Carmel’s new fundraising event, Art of the Dog - featuring Paint Your Pet Party - to be held on Sunday, July 22 from noon to 4 p.m..

               Proceeds from the event will go to the Indiana Canine Assistance Network, or ICAN, the only accredited service dog training program in Indiana. This organization brings together dogs, offenders and people with disabilities to provide hope for more enriched and independent living.

               Admission to Art of the Dog is free for both humans and canines, but there are charges for some of the activities to raise funds for ICAN. The event will be held on 2nd Avenue NW, which will be closed for these activities.        


aotd logoAmong the activities:

Paint your Pet Party

You can paint your pet’s portrait - no artistic talent needed - at Paint Your Pet Party. Pre-registration required through Send a picture of your dog that will be pre-drawn on canvas for you to paint at the event. More information and registration at (20% of the $50 participation fee will go to ICAN)

Pup Art

You can purchase a blank canvas and let your pet be the artist by putting their paws in pet-safe-paint and step across the canvas to create their own masterpiece. If you don’t have a dog, you can still create artwork with an ICAN dog at the event. (Cost is $10; Proceeds go to ICAN)

∎ Pet Picture Day

At our Pet Picture Day station a professional photographer will be taking a picture of you and your pet. (Cost is $10; Proceeds go to ICAN)

Grooming Station

Canine Cloud Nine will be set up to provide discounted grooming services. (A percentage of proceeds will go to ICAN)

∎ Doggie Treats

A Dog Bakery will be selling treats on site for your pet to enjoy. (10% of proceeds go to ICAN)

ICAN Service Dogs

Check out real service dogs from ICAN who will be on site to provide educational demonstrations.

Restaurant Participation

Help support ICAN by dining in specific restaurants in the Arts & Deign District between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Some local restaurants have agreed to donate 10 percent of their proceeds to ICAN during this time frame. Participating restaurants include: The Pint Room, Main Street Poke, Vitality Bowls, Sub Zero Ice Cream and Mudbugs Cajun Cafe.

Parking is available at city parking garages and other public parking spaces. Click here to see a parking map. 

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The Carmel Arts & Design District is the Midwest’s premier arts and design destination. Home to more than 200 businesses, including art galleries, restaurants, antique dealers, design showrooms, boutiques, and creative service providers, the Carmel Arts & Design District promises to stimulate the senses. The Indiana Design Center is housed in the Carmel Arts & Design District. In addition, hundreds have taken advantage of the wide variety of housing opportunities and call the Carmel Arts & Design District home.





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