Humane Society digs dogs; Art of Wine funds WAC

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]

Humane Society of the Ozarks board members Alison Kimbrough (from left), Amber Johnson, Chase Jackson, Desi Keel, Shannon McMasters and Andrew White, with Darla (from left), Poppy, Tyro and Nallie, welcome HSO supporters at the Dog Days of Summer Benefit July 17 at Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery in Springdale. Darla, Tyro and Nallie are all available for adoption. For more information, visit hsozarks.org/adoptable-pets (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Todd and Courtney Judy (left to right), Jeremy Cutler and Kristin Short and Kathy and Joe Farnan help support the Walton Arts Center at the Winemaker’s Dinner July 19. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Lindsey and Brock Gearhart take a picture at the winemaker’s dinner. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Allie (left to right), Samantha Barnes and Whitney Barns enjoy Dog Days of Summer on July 17. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Jerry and Kim Vest (left to right) and Kenton and Jennifer Ross visit the winemaker’s dinner. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Nate and Tina Hodne (left to right), Sarah Diebold and Kim Dutton reunite at the Winemaker’s Dinner. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Walton Arts Center COO Jeff Mann and Janyl Rudloff enjoy the Winemaker’s Dinner. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Walton Arts Center COO Jeff Mann and Janyl Rudloff enjoy the Winemaker’s Dinner. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Patty and Serrhel Adams help support the Walton Arts Center July 19 in Fayetteville. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Patty and Serrhel Adams help support the Walton Arts Center July 19 in Fayetteville. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Jerry Davis (left) and Brandon Williams enjoy the winemaker’s dinner. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Jerry Davis (left) and Brandon Williams enjoy the winemaker’s dinner. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)
Photo Sarah and Ryan Stalder, along with Duke, attend Dog Days of Summer. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Carin Schoppmeyer)

In short

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

Next

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

Winegrower’s dinner

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

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