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Purrs Thursday in the Pearl:
Meet Fabulous Feline Artists And Adopt Them!

Art by and for cats, August 2
at Tufenkian Artisan Carpets


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Tigger Roo, a cat available for adoption at OHS
Take home a talented artist at Purrs Thursday in the Pearl, Aug. 2. And don't miss the nearby PREM party or cupcakes and doggie photo booth.  

This August 2nd, the First Thursday art walk in Portland is your chance to bring stunning artwork, along with the artist who created it, into your home.


A special “Purrs Thursday” display at Tufenkian Artisan Carpets in the Pearl District will feature feline artists from the Oregon Humane Society. The evocative abstract paintings by cats will be available for purchase, and the cats themselves will be available for adoption.


Complimentary wine and other refreshments provided by Tufenkian Artisan Carpets, the sponsor of Purrs Thursday. All proceeds will benefit the Oregon Humane Society.


The First Thursday art walk is a Portland tradition, with a host of galleries offering special exhibitions and receptions. Visit the First Thursday website for details.



Cat Art: Evocative, Daring

What's cat art like? Their abstract styles evoke a definite longing for a settled home life that exists alongside a natural feline attraction for rapid and seemingly random movements. Viewers are likely to find signatures composed of tongue and paw marks. The paintings themselves are created using tuna water to trigger the primal desire of passionate artists to eat and create.


What: Purrs Thursday: Art, cats, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and libations

When: August 2, 2012, 5-8 pm

Where: Tufenkian Artisan Carpets, 515 NW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 | Directions



Is Your Cat the Cutest?


Although our feline friends cannot 'purrsonally' attend the Purrs Thursday event with their people, we at OHS want to provide a means for people to show off their fabulous felines.


If you'll be attending Purrs Thursday, we invite you to enter a photo of your adorable kitty in our Cutest Cat Contest. Voting and the winning announcement will take place at the event. You must be present to win. Get all the details here.


UPDATE: Contest entry closed at the end of Sunday, July 29.


PREM Purrs Thursday Party

5:30 - 10:00pm at PREM, 351 NW 12th Ave, Portland


For just a $5 donation to OHS at the door, you can attend one of the best parties in town! Festivities include food, drinks, music, karaoke and more. It's a short walk from the main Purrs Thursday event, so don't miss it. Directions here. No RSVP required.




Doggie cupcakes


Photo courtesy of Cupcake Jones


Doggie Photo Booth and Cupcakes


6-8 pm at Cupcake Jones, 307 NW 10th Ave., Portland

Dog-lovers can celebrate Purrs Thursday, too! Just blocks away from the main gallery show of the evening, Cupcake Jones will be offering a photo booth for humans and/or canine companions, as well as their delicious cupcakes. They will be accepting donations to OHS at this event, and will also be donating a portion of their total sales for the month of August to help OHS animals.