515 gallery raises $2500 for shelter

From left to right, Rachel Gray, Maddie Fischer, Raven Price, Romana Chvalova, Brandon Johnson, Rudy Hicks

From left to right, Rachel Gray, Maddie Fischer, Raven Price, Romana Chvalova, Brandon Johnson, Rudy Hicks

The 515 Gallery Management team realized early on the dozens of animals in our own small county radius being mistreated, malnourished, abused, or neglected. Every week the Clare Animal Shelter finds strays and helps them find new homes. However, it’s not always as successful as we wish.

The 515 Gallery has put together something of the marvelous, in hopes of raising awareness of this heartbreaking tragedy. On the weekend of Saturday, January 26, they featured an auction selling off cow-licked salt block sculptures, while featuring the professional works of Martha Ceccio, Craig Hinshaw, Marcia Polenberg, and Kimberly Santini.

In doing so, they raised over twenty-five hundred dollars in donations to the Clare County Animal Shelter. This was achieved through the help of not only the artists, but also the people who donated, and purchased the salt blocks.

You can continue to view the Animal 4 Animals exhibit at the 515 Gallery through the month of March. The artwork is still on exhibit, and the shelter is still receiving animals with despairing stories all the time.

So if you haven’t witnessed it yet, head down to the 515 Gallery in downtown Clare next to Cops and Donuts and check out the Animals 4 Animals exhibit. They’re open every Saturday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.

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