Urban Wanderers 2016
June 10 – July 24
The Saint Louis University Museum of Art will host the sixth installment of Urban Wanderers, a fundraising art exhibition to directly benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis, from June 10 until July 24. The exhibition will open with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The reception is free-of- charge; however, donations are encouraged and appreciated. All proceeds will be used to heal abused, neglected and abandoned dogs and cats. In addition to opening night, please join us for the following event nights:
Meet the Artists “Urban Hour”
Friday, June 24, 5:00-8p.m.
Junior Rescuer Day
A day dedicated to the whole family!
Saturday, July 9, 12p.m. - 3p.m.
“The Tail End”
A lecture, closing day celebration and reception:
Sunday, July 24, Noon - 4p.m.
Lecture: Noon – 1 p.m.
Reception: 1 – 4 p.m.
Urban Wanderers exhibition includes works of art created by artists, as well as rescued companion animals. Each artist depicts a Stray Rescue dog or cat in their medium of choice, ranging from photography to painting, and sculpture. Dogs and cats join in the fun, too, creating paintings with their paws, tails and noses. All artwork will be available for purchase via an online auction. Bidding will begin on Friday, June 10, and continue until the conclusion of the exhibition on Sunday, July 24. All online bidding proceeds directly benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The theme of this year's exhibition is "The Journey," which offers participating artists the chance to explore all the avenues through which the organization is improving the region's landscape for homeless companion animals, as well as the people who care about them. “Their journey truly begins on their freedom ride to Stray Rescue. That’s what this exhibit is all about. All of us have a responsibility to be their voice and loving influence, regardless of how long they are with us. At Stray Rescue, we’re humbled to be a part of their journey to health, love, warmth, comfort and home. And we go to great lengths to make sure every animal has a fighting chance to live the life they deserve with a family who loves them,” said Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue.