SJMC art festival welcomes new breed of vendors

This year's Festival of the Arts featured a section for animal rescue groups and vendors with pet-themed merchandise. Photo by Denny Wendell

This year's Festival of the Arts at St. John Medical Center in Westlake included for the first time an additional event featuring area dog and cat rescues, dog bakeries and shops. It was a fun and exciting time for the pooch and kitty shoppers, who browsed tables filled with homemade cat treats, fresh catnip, dog accessories and samples from a nearby dog food manufacturer.

In keeping with the art theme of the show, there were artists’ renderings of dogs and cats in various materials including cards and stones, as well as dog-themed beach paintings.

There were some adorable loving dogs and cats from four local rescues, whose volunteers came to assist their furry friends find good forever homes. Altogether this was a wonderful addition to the great midsummer tradition of the St. John’s arts festival!

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Volume 7, Issue 14, Posted 10:16 AM, 07.21.2015