Whether you’ve got a poodle that’s into pop art or an art deco-loving American bulldog, the Pawsome Art Trail is the perfect adventure for you and your cultured furbaby. With over one hundred businesses across the city and North Adelaide participating, you’re in for a treat. Go for a stroll throughout August to spot the vibrant doggy bowls decorated by local artists and soak in the other pieces and installations while you are there!
The City of Adelaide has provided a map of the trail that can be downloaded or collected from participating businesses for art (and dog) lovers to discover each unique, hand-painted bowl across the city and North Adelaide.
Bowls have been painted by established and emerging community artists and children – including some very enthusiastic students from Tutti Arts and St Patrick’s Special School. As an especially exciting addition, nine MEGA BOWLS have been painted by high-profile South Aussie artists and will be dotted along the trail during SALA and auctioned at the end of the festival with all proceeds going to Guide Dogs SA/NT. (Who hasn’t always dreamed of an adorable pic of their beloved furbaby sitting sweetly in a huge, decorated bowl?!)
“This great project helps Guide Dogs SA/NT continue to provide vital services to the community,” said the Lord Mayor Martin Haese, who is full of praise for the Pawsome Art Trail.
“We think that local businesses will also benefit from the opportunity and hope that people enjoy taking part in SALA, which is a tremendous festival, while they’re supporting some great local businesses.”
“The Pawsome Art Trail is a fantastic initiative to raise awareness and funds for Guide Dogs SA/NT, while celebrating the special place that dogs hold in our creative imagination. With the support of the City of Adelaide and SALA, we will continue enabling independence, participation, inclusion and wellbeing for people living with vision loss and other sensory impairment, and for families of children living with autism,” said Guide Dogs SA/NT CEO, Aaron Chia.
Highlights of the trail are the large-scale art installations designed by many of our local fave artists, like Gorman designer Dana Kinter, Vans the Omega, KAB101, Emma Hack and Elizabeth Close to name just a few. There are also lots of friendly store owners who are more than happy to give your pupper a belly rub or two – there’s plenty of love to go around on this art trail!
There’s also a competition. That’s right! By uploading a photo of yourself or your pooch enjoying the art and posting to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #PAWSOMEADL, you go in the running for a chance to win some great prizes. Make sure your profile is set on public so your entry counts!
What are you waiting for?! Grab that leash and watch your doggo wag their tail so fast you can’t even see it. After all, who doesn’t love a good walkies with your four-legged bestie?
To start planning your adventure, visit Pawsome Art Trail.