Tennyson Street Cultural District Hosts Cat Care Society's "Tails of the Painted Cats" Lineup During July

Cat Care Society's larger-than-life Painted Cats will be on display at galleries and businesses throughout Denver's Tennyson Street Cultural District for the month of July. Cat Care Society is again raising funds for its shelter cats and community outreach programs with this creative art project and related pre-events that culminate at a Gala Dinner Auction July 28th at the Lakewood Country Club.

Denver, CO, July 09, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The 2012 'Tails of the Painted Cats,' the Cat Care Society's (CCS) lineup of one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life artwork cats - created by accomplished area artists - will be on display at Denver's Tennyson Street Cultural District for the month of July. The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "Our Painted Cats will be hosted at 16 galleries and businesses throughout the Tennyson Street Cultural District. Plus the Drawing Cat, Claudia Monette, will be present at the District's Horseshoe Market on July 14. " Here's where you'll find the Painted Cats on Tennyson during July:

Tenn Street Art - 4418 Tennyson - Little Roar by Jane McFadden Dorsey and
The RubaiyCat of Omar Siam by Kathryn Jackson and

Mac Garage - 4417 W 43rd Ave - Rudi by Bonnie Wilber
Modestea - 4415 W 43rd Ave - Soleil by Gail Firmin
Toulouse Le Chat by Cam Williams and
Cat Masquerade by Melanie Gwendahlin Keyes
The Wine Jester - 4342 Tennyson - Meowscarade by Pam Schmidt
Planet Pet - 4338 Tennyson - Sushi Chef by Shirlee Akemi Miyake
Always Clean - 4307 Tennyson - Hibiscat by Carla Pawlewicz
Pearl Velo Bike Shop - 4301 Tennyson - Pearls & Lilies by BW Sharp
The Bookery Nook & Ice Cream Shop - 4280 Tennyson - C is for Cat by Liz Cooper
Clotheshorse Wendy - 4232 Tennyson - Colorado Calico by Ashley Conroy
Mouthfuls - 4224 Tennyson - Unity by Sara Nevadomski
Ooh! Aah! Jewelry - 4216 Tennyson - Bridal Henna Cat by Kathy Burton
NOW Gallery - 3977 Tennyson - Casino Kate: The Cat by K. Ross and
The Winey Bean - 3937 Tennyson - Crazy Quilt Cat by Joan A. Lee
Flesher-Hinton Music Co - 3936 Tennyson - Helios by Karen R. Mahnken
Hops & Pie - 3920 Tennyson - Misty by Pam Schmidt
Cake - 3832 Tennyson - Claudia Monette by Jane McFadden Dorsey (Claudia is our 2012 Drawing Cat - in addition to Cake, she'll be present at the Horseshoe Market on Saturday, July 14)

Drawing Kitty: Claudia Monette by Jane McFadden Dorsey

In addition to the Painted Cats being auctioned, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has again created the project's official 'drawing kitty.' This year it's Claudia Monette. For a $10.00 donation per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take her home. Claudia Monette will be present at the District's Horseshoe Market on Saturday, July 14. The winner of Claudia Monette will be announced at the July 28th Gala.

About Tails of the Painted Cats

Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original decorator pieces. You can visit the Online Gallery at http://www.catcaresociety.org/paintedcatsgallery.html. The larger (about 28" tall) Painted Cats each started with an opening bid of $300 and the smaller Painted Cats opened at $150 (bids increase in $50 increments). Advanced online bidding is available at http://BidOnACat.blogspot.com through Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at noon (MDT). Advanced bids can also be placed by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.

On July 28th, the Painted Cats will be auctioned at Cat Care Society's Gala Dinner Auction at Lakewood Country Club. The emcee is Ed Greene, CBS4 Weather & News Anchor. The auctioneers are Warren and Terri Smith of Two for the Show Auctions. Individual tickets for the Gala are $75.00 each. New this year is an individual patron ticket to a private VIP Meet & Greet prior to the dinner on July 28 where Ed Greene will sign the 2013 'Weather Cat' painted cat -- $100.00 each. Details regarding sponsorships, table upgrades and proxy bidding are also available by calling Suellen Scott, CCS director of development, at 303-239-9680, ext. 19.

Guiry's Color Source is the 2012 art supply sponsor for 'Tails of the Painted Cats.' For more information, visit: http://www.guirys.com

About Tennyson Street Cultural District

The Tennyson Street Cultural District is located in the Historic Berkeley & Highlands Neighborhoods of North Denver between 38th and 45th Avenues on Tennyson Street. For more information, visit: http://www.tscd.org.

About the Cat Care Society

The CCS, founded in 1981 by Linda East, DVM and Lynn Rowe, is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. For more information, visit http://www.catcaresociety.org.


Suellen Scott, Cat Care Society - 303-239-9680 x19 - sscott@catcaresociety.org

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