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Silent Art Auction to Benefit KittyKind
Oct 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm| FREE
On October 9, KittyKind, a no-kill cat adoption center located in Manhattan’s Union Square Petco, is inviting animal and art lovers to a silent art auction to benefit its residents – rescued cats from all over the five boroughs. Over the course of the evening, attendees may view and bid on a diverse collection of artworks provided by local artists and collectors. Winning bids will be revealed at the end of the event.
All proceeds will go to the care and feeding of the homeless and abandoned cats rescued and cared for by KittyKind volunteers. “It’s great art for a great cause” says Marianne Matthieu, KittyKind’s president, “and we thought Brooklyn was the natural place to hold the event. Many of our rescues are from Brooklyn and, of course, it’s also one of the world’s top destinations for artists and collectors.”
The event will feature a beautiful array of original work donated by local artists and collectors, including Jennie Livingston, the filmmaker behind the groundbreaking documentary Paris Is Burning, National Book Award winning poet Mark Doty, who is providing an autographed book of pet stories, and up-and-coming neon sculptor Savannah King, who creates dazzling three-dimensional works in light. Paintings, drawings, custom pet portraits, limited edition prints, sculpture and high-end crafts will be available for bidding. The event will also feature a signature cocktail and complimentary appetizers.
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KittyKind is a nonprofit, no-kill, all-volunteer cat adoption group whose mission is to reduce the number of abandoned or homeless cats in New York City. The organization has an unwavering commitment to caring and finding the best adoptive homes for cats, with a particular focus on cats with “special needs” due to illness, injury, disability, or age. Each year, KittyKind finds homes for more than 600 cats. The organization provides food, shelter, and medical care to all cats within its care and offers a lifetime commitment to its cats post-adoption. To learn more, visit www.kittykind.org.