Paws on Grand is this Sunday—August 5, 2012—along Grand Ave. in St. Paul.
At Wet Paint there will be several artists doing free pet portraits from noon to 3 p.m. (Voluntary donations will be accepted for "The Pet Project" a group that focuses on assisting families in need to keep their pets. The group also provides access to veterinary services and gets pet food on food shelves, etc.)
If you are interested in having a quick portrait of your animal sketched (we try to get them done in 6 to 10 minutes) consider coming earlier in the event rather than later. This is a popular event. There will be a place to check in and get a number. Then when an artist is free, i.e., as soon as he or she has completed a sketch, your number will be called and you can take a seat. As we near the end of the event numbers are no longer given out because there are enough people waiting and the artists are working as fast as they can. So please plan accordingly.
Wet Paint is pet-friendly—they allow pets in the store.
On Sunday, August 5, 2012 only for Paws on Grand they will be offering 20 percent off any product you can find in the store which features an animal on the packaging. A how to draw animals book? Yes. Insect coloring book? Yes. Tim reports that even the Faber-Castell horsey counts. (Note: the offer is not good for already discounted items, and this would include the gouache set with my owl painting on the label—but the set is already priced at such a discount that you might just need to pick one of those up anyway.)