‘Animals In Art’ takes center stage at Seaside’s February show

By on January 31, 2018

‘Plum Pretty’ by Mac Argel.

Did you know nearly half of all households in the United States have a cat or dog, or both? If your household is one of them, you already know nothing beats the companionship of a loving pet by your side.

But sadly, not all animals, or their caretakers, are as fortunate. Every year, millions of people are heartbroken as they’re forced to give up their beloved companions to shelters due to unexpected financial hardship.

Seaside Art Gallery’s breathtaking Animals in Art Show helps support pets with the Coastal Humane Society. When you buy an art piece with an animal during the show, you help fund efforts to ensure that all pets are cared for. A portion of the art sales is donated to the Coastal Humane Society.


The show opens Feb 3 and runs through Feb. 24 You can see the entire Animals in Art Show online on their new website, or visit the gallery.

Melanie Smith, owner of Seaside Art Gallery, is an avid animal lover. She brings her passion for art and animals together in this amazing Animals in Art Show.

“We love bringing this extraordinary art show to our community. It celebrates the beauty of animals through art by wonderful artists in the Outer Banks and around the USA,” says Smith. “Everyone participating in the show is helping pets to stay with their owners during financial difficulty, through the efforts of the Coastal Humane Society.”

You can go to a special reception at Seaside Art Gallery on Friday, Feb. 9 from 5 p.mm to 7 p.m. It’s open to the public.Refreshments are served.

‘Puppy Tummy’ by Waterfield.

Hundreds of original works of art are on display portraying animals with fur, feather, or fin, in all art forms, from canvas and animation art to jewelry and sculpture.


The Coastal Humane Society is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring animals are cared for and no caretaker is forced to give up a pet because of financial hardship. The organization has been helping over 6,000 animals and caretakers in Dare and Currituck counties since 1997.

Seaside Art Gallery is one of the largest galleries in the Southeast, with over 50 years of excellence and reputed customer service. The Smith family established it in 1961. Owner Melanie Smith is an accredited fine arts appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers.

The authenticity of the gallery’s art is fully guaranteed. The gallery has a generous policy of 30-day refund or 5-year exchange. They ship anywhere.


Shop 200+ artists on their website. Their phone number is 800-828-2444 (toll free) or 252-441-5418 (local). The gallery is located at 2716 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959.

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