A local non-profit agency is looking for artwork donations to help with an upcoming fundraiser to help animals. Spay and Neuter Syracuse, also known as SANS, will be hosting its annual Pawcasso fundraiser next month. Brad Vivacqua tells us more about this unique event.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- There is currently a call to all artists who may want to donate any medium of art ranging from paintings to jewelry. Those works will be used in a silent auction late next month to raise funds to help SANS continue to fight the pet overpopulation.
All finished artwork pieces will be accepted until February 1 for the fundraiser that will take place on Saturday, February 27.
Currently SANS spays and neuters about 18 to 20 dogs and cats each day and altered more than 6,000 animals. There's a goal of raising about $8,000 this year and in the past, the event has been a huge success.
"Without this event we wouldn't be where we are today. Its enabled us to do more with the community to open up our doors one more day a week, to spay and neuter those extra twenty, thirty animals so it is important," said Chris Leonardo, SANS president.
Again all art, which may include oil, watercolor, photography, and ceramic pieces, will be accepted through February 1. You can drop off your work at SANS which is located at 1108 Spring Street in Syracuse.
As for the fundraiser itself, the Pawcasso 2010 silent auction will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 5p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Eastwood. Admission is $10.
And if you'd like more information about Pawcasso you can call (315) 422-79-70 or you can visit