Celebration of Art and Animals – A Fun Family Fundraiser

The blending of art and animals is part of the mission of From the Heart Animal Sanctuary and will be amalgamated during the Celebration of Art and Animals fundraiser. Horses, dogs, goats, donkeys, sheep, a pony, an alpaca, a mule and a few draft horses make up the menagerie at this special rescue facility in Paso Robles, CA.

Celebration of Art and Animals – A Fun Family Fundraiser
Founder Leslie Thomas with Cedric the Mule.
Cedric was a work animal back East, then discarded. He is now in his mid-twenties enjoying sanctuary life.

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The Special Animals Inspire Budding Artists

Celebration of Art and Animals – A Fun Family Fundraiser

The animals at From the Heart Animal Sanctuary have special needs and found themselves in peril. This rescue facility steps in to provide rehab and a place to live out their lives at the sanctuary. Here they also become inspiration for budding artists, where children come to learn about drawing and painting animals. The children also learn about the physical and behavioral characteristics of each animal which helps them capture the essence of the animal in their art projects.

Fun for the Whole Family – Celebration of Art and Animals Fundraiser

Come experience the essence of this wonderful place. Pick up a paint brush or colored pencil to capture the animals yourself, or with your family and friends. The Celebration of Art and Animals takes place on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 12:00 – 3:00.


Fun Family Activities Featuring Art and Animals

  • Art Bar featuring live animal to draw!
  • Pacific Wildlife will be bringing an animal from their rescue
  • Blacksmithing demonstration
  • Roping instruction and demo
  • Hoofprints will be bringing their farm animals
  • Pony appearance, photo op
  • Live music
  • Food Truck – Yabba Dabba Dogs
  • Cake Walk
  • Face Painting
  • Raffle
  • And more in the works!
Celebration of Art and Animals – A Fun Family Fundraiser

Celebration of Art and Animals Fundraiser Details

This family-oriented event for everyone to come and enjoy. Joe Thomas (co-founder of From the Heart Animal Sanctuary) is an art teacher and will be encouraging all to “just draw” have fun and enjoy! Blacksmithing and Roping activities provide western fun for the horse enthusiasts. Interacting with and enjoying many animals will be part of the experience.

Celebration of Art and Animals – A Fun Family Fundraiser

The gate charge is just $10/person, and gives you the opportunity to experience everything. Come get your face painted, buy a few raffle tickets for some unique gifts, appreciate the live music, purchase some yummy hot dogs and just have some plain old fun for the family!

Sanctuary founder, Leslie Thomas, says, “I am looking forward to meeting the public and sharing our mission with the folks who have taken the time to attend our event!”

Celebration of Art and Animals Fundraiser

Saturday October 14, 2023

Iron Jungle Parking Lot

580 Linne Road in Paso Robles

12;00-3:00 pm

$10 per person gate charge

Plenty of parking is found in the commercial complex, as well as street parking. There will be seating at the venue, food truck, restrooms.

Bring the whole family and your friends to celebrate the blending of art and animals while supporting the animals in the From the Heart Animal Sanctuary


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