Pigs of a Different Color: An Evening of Art and Animal Advocacy in New Paltz

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary has partnered with 20 local and nationally-renowned artists to present Pigs of a Different Color: An Evening of Art and Animal Advocacy on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Water Street Market in New Paltz. Participating artists Rita Bolla, Aimee Cavazzi, Ryan Cronin (CronArtUSA), Jana Charl, Sue Coe, Ron English (Popaganda), Nicole J Georges, Nathan Gwirtz, Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains), Dawn Ladd (Aurora Lampworks), Autumn Kioti, Jason O'Malley, Matthew Pleva, Jody Rasch, Marie Roberts, Lora Shelley, Dylan Garrett Smith, Ketch Wehr, Jordan Wolfson, and Mark Yasenchack, worked with the Sanctuary to create original works of art on two-inch-long fiberglass pig statues, representing over two dozen rescued pigs who are lifelong residents at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. Live auction bids will start at $150 for the original artworks. 

Members of the public can enjoy free admission between 4-6 p.m. to view, share, and sign up to bid on the original artworks in a live auction from 6-7 p.m. The artworks will also be listed online for bidding during the live event courtesy of Scott Daniel's Auction.

Pigs were chosen as the subjects for this inaugural art event because pigs are incredible ambassadors of the Sanctuary's work. They are friendly and social beings who display intelligence and empathy rivaling our companion dogs and cats, and yet we humans keep them in confinement for their entire lives and kill over 115 million pigs each year for food.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 4 pm to 7 pm
Water Street Market
10 Main St.
New Paltz