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VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital Art Show

Chilly Dog by Cathy Messina
"Chilly Dog" by Cathy Messina

August 31, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Del Ray Artisans (DRA) and VCA (Veterinary Clinics of America) Alexandria Animal Hospital are pleased to announce their first collaborative art exhibit entitled: VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital Art Show. The exhibit, on display throughout the animal hospital, runs from August 30, 2015 to January 31, 2016.

Every December VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital holds a memorial service at the Vola Lawson Animal shelter for people who have lost pets during the past year. During the 2014 service, participants expressed positive reactions to DRA's Gallery Without Walls Rescue Me art show at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria's Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. As a result, VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital staff reached out to Del Ray Artisans to partner on a similar creative effort.

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital started in 1942 as a small community veterinary clinic. Over the years it has grown and currently offers traditional veterinary services as well as emergency care while still maintaining an active level of community involvement. By partnering with Del Ray Artisans, they hope to expand their community involvement in a direction not previously considered.

The exhibit is a part of Del Ray Artisans' Gallery Without Walls program and features animal-themed artwork by DRA members. Artwork may be viewed by the public at the discretion of the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital staff. Artists have agreed to donate 20% of all sales to be equally divided between VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital and Del Ray Artisans. VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital will in turn donate its 10% to Veteran's Moving Forward, a charity organization that helps veterans lead more productive lives through partnerships with assistance animals. Del Ray Artisans is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

View the exhibit from August 31, 2015 through January 31, 2016 at the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital (2660 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314) at the discretion of hospital staff.

Feedback or Questions? Share a note on Del Ray Artisans' Facebook page, send a tweet to Del Ray Artisans, or contact the Gallery Without Walls curator Eileen O'Brien or exhibit coordinator Linda Goetz Mierke at

Location: VCA Alexandria, 2660 Duke St, Alexandria VA 22314
Date: Monday, August 31, 2015
Category: Show*
Created by: Public Access ( by Web Curator )
Updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 12:28pm EDT
Attachments: None

Supported in part by:
City of AlexandriaAlexandria Commission for the ArtsVirginia Commission for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts

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Sunday:  Noon to 6 pm

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