Local Schools Partner With Maryland SPCA For Student Art Show


WHITE MARSH - Ten years ago, a collaboration between the Maryland SPCA and Perry Hall Middle School sparked a service project to promote pet adoptions from local animal shelters. The humble initiative has since blossomed into the remarkable Kindness for Paws art show and sale, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Students from the 48 participating schools were given a special task—to select photos of Maryland SPCA adopted pets and use them as inspiration to create captivating artworks. What started with around 100 art pieces displayed at White Marsh Mall ten years ago has now blossomed into a collection of over 2,200 works of art that will grace the first-floor level outside Macy's Home starting on Saturday, May 13.

The art show is not just an exhibition—it's an opportunity to support a meaningful cause. On Sunday, May 21, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., attendees will have the chance to not only appreciate the art but also purchase their favorite pieces. All proceeds from the art sale will go directly toward supporting the Maryland SPCA.

Katie Flory, the director of community care and advocacy at the Maryland SPCA, couldn't contain her excitement.

"With more than 40 schools participating this year, we are extremely excited to celebrate ten years of collaborating with our community to help homeless animals," she said. "We have a lot to celebrate—over the years, this show has raised more than $38,000 to help homeless pets while showcasing the amazing talents of these young artists."

In addition to the artwork, visitors will have the opportunity to meet a Maryland SPCA pet ambassador—a furry representative who regularly visits area schools, spreading joy and advocating for pet adoption.

For more information about the art show or to purchase a student artwork online, visit the event's website. 

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