Thursday, May 09, 2013

Tonight: the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats Debut at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery... Be There!

 For a third year, Painted Cats will again raise funds for Cat Care Society shelter cats and community outreach programs with 'Tails of the Painted Cats.' The tour starts this month at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery and culminates Saturday, July 20, at the Gala Dinner & Auction at Pinehurst Country Club. Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq. (the Honorable Mayor of Cherry Hills Village), joins the team as Auctioneer, and Ed Greene, CBS4 Weather & News Anchor, again serves as Master of Ceremonies for Cat Care Society’s signature fundraising event.

Tonight (Thursday, May 9th) is the public debut reception for the Painted Cats... 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery, 85 South Union Blvd. Please stop by.

Here’s a schedule of the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats Summer Tour (mark your calendars and join us):

* May – Lakewood Arts Council Gallery – regular gallery hours
* May 15 – Vincent Van Cat at Wystone’s World Teas, Belmar, Benefit Brew – 5 to 8 p.m.
* June 7 – First Friday Art Walk, 6 – 10 p.m., Tennyson Street Cultural District (area galleries and businesses)
* June - Tennyson Street Cultural District, plus other Metro Denver locations (for example, Broadway Betty will be at PISMO Fine Art Glass in Cherry Creek)
* June 29 – Festival of Felines, Cat Care Society, 5787 W. 6th Avenue, Lakewood – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. * July 11 – Fascination St. Fine Art in Cherry Creek, 315 Detroit St., Wine & Cheese Reception (admission)
* July 20, 5 to 9 p.m. – Pinehurst Country Club - 2013 Gala Dinner & Auction (advance tickets required)

Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original decorator pieces created by accomplished area artists.

You can visit the Online Gallery at - or on YouTube at Each painted cat has an opening bid of $300 or $500. This year several of the cats have a “Buy It Now” price if you’re interested in securing your Painted Cat early (note: Buy It Now Cats remain on tour through the July 20th Gala). Advanced online bidding (including Buy It Now) is available at through Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at noon (MDT). Advanced bids can also be placed by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.

Link to the PR Newswire Release

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release

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