Humane Society of the Ozarks patrons and their puppies gathered July 17 for the Dog Days of Summer benefit at Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery in Springdale, where they enjoyed wine and food, with a percentage of proceeds donated to the society.
“Humane Society of the Ozarks promotes the humane and ethical treatment of all animals through education and advocacy [and has been] serving pets and families in Northwest Arkansas since 1946,” states the mission of the nonprofit organization.
Next up for the company is the 14th annual Putt for Paws on August 13 at Lokomotion Family Fun Park and Foghorn’s on Green Acres in Fayetteville.
Proceeds from the events help support the company’s programs, which include outreach to pet owners who cannot afford emergency treatment, a low-cost spaying and neutering program with area veterinarians. , rescue and shelter outreach, adoption awareness and cruelty prevention.
The Walton Arts Center Winemaker’s Dinner returned July 19 for an evening that included “a six-course collaborative dinner created by Chef Elliot Hunt of Atlas the Restaurant and Chef William Mauk of Ella’s Table, paired with award-winning wines and much appreciated by E&J Gallo.”
Organizers say: “Proceeds from the Art of Wine festival support the Walton Arts Center, a nonprofit arts outreach organization that has served the region for more than 28 years. Each year, more than 195,000 community members discover a variety of performing arts at the Walton Arts Center, and approximately 45,000 Arkansas school children and teachers participate in our arts education and outreach programs.”
Sponsors of this year’s Art of Wine event were Liquor World, E&J Gallo, Greenwood Gearhart, Samsung, L’Oreal, Hershey and Choctaw Casino. Participant Unblocked! distributors are Arkansas Wine & Spirits, Central Distributors, Deep Branch Winery, De Nux Distributors, Moon Distributors, Post Winery, Rock Town Distillery, Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery, Southern Glazer’s and Wiederkehr Winery.
The deadline is approaching for artists from northwest Arkansas to submit work for the Walton Arts Center’s second annual “Our Art, Our Region, Our Time” exhibition, a juried exhibition led and curated by the artist local Kathy Thompson showcasing works and artists from Northwest Arkansas. The exhibition will be held at the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery at the Walton Arts Center.
“Local and regional artists are invited to submit works in the following mediums: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, ceramics, crafts, fashion and illustrations. Content and theme are not specified. Artists must be at least 18 years old.. Work must have been completed after January 1, 2021. Submissions due by August 15.
For more event photos — nwadg.com/photos/society.
Columnist Carin Schoppmeyer can be reached by email at [email protected]
Summer dog days
What: The dogs and their people spent the afternoon outdoors while enjoying Sassafras wine and food, with a percentage of proceeds going to the Humane Society of the Ozarks.
When: July 17
Where: Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery Estate in Springdale
Putt for the paws
What: Miniature golf, live music, raffle, lunch, after party
When: August 13 Miniature Golf — 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; after party — 11am-1pm
Where: Miniature Golf — Lokomotion Family Amusement Park; Foghorn’s on Green Acres after party in Fayetteville
Information: (479) 444-7387 or hsozarks.org
Who: Walton Arts Center
What: The tasting dinner opened the Wine Art Festival.
When: July 19
Where: Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville
Information: (479) 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org