Art Paws is a fun and unique art themed community festival displaying how pets represent protection, companionship, and loyalty to a family. As Artown's only “bring your dog” day, Art Paws paints a pet-friendly picture of downtown Reno! Featured artisans display everything from fine jewelry to crystal sculptures, to oils and watercolors--all with an animal theme. Pet themed jewelry for you and custom collars for Fido are just a few of the most popular aspects of Art Paws. Bring your pet to stroll around the park or enter our contests and win fabulous prizes. Reach out to your inner puppy with the help of a dog psychic. Pets can also stop by the paw painting booth and complete the canvas artwork themselves! The live local bands, beer garden courtesy of Silver Peak, rich silent auction and hourly raffles, make our event not just about the animals! All proceeds from Artown's 16th Annual Art Paws benefit local animal-focused non-profit agencies as chosen by on-site voting at Art Paws, as well as on-line grant submissions.