What is the Bow WOW Art Dogs Event?

Bow WOW Art Dogs is a community-wide event presented by ArtFul Visual Arts Initiative (ArtFul). The net proceeds from the Bow WOW Art Dogs event will benefit ROAR (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue), The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and ArtFul. This is ArtFul’s inaugural public art event to celebrate the power of visual arts in our community. 

From June through August, you will notice these lovable pooches “beggin’” for your attention around town. As you stroll through the Town of Ridgefield, get to know the Bow WOW Art Dogs.  The “bowutiful” art dogs are sponsored by area businesses and paired with local artists to add a one-of-a-kind themed dog to our dog pack for your enjoyment! Want to adopt one of these dog statues yourself? It’s easy! Simply look for the QR Code on the sponsor plaques and you will be led to the online silent auction. Having trouble? Stop by RPAC Gallery at 410 Main St. and they will assist you.

Silent Auction Site

Thanks to our generous sponsors and amazingly talented artists, we can lead all of Ridgefield and its visitors on a walking tour to find their favorite art dog. We wonder, who is your favorite dog? Take a picture with your phone and tag @ArtFulGives #ArtFulgives on Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win a painted pooch of your very own!

SAVE THE DATE. On September 25th, the excitement continues as we auction these fine pooches at the Leader of the Pack fundraiser event. 

Get your tickets for the Leader of the Pack Fundraiser Event!

Saturday, September 25, 2021
6pm – 9pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Reserve your ticket to see all the Bow WOW Art Dogs in one place and help them find their “fur-ever” home.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served and spirits will be available.

How To Get Involved


Volunteer to be on a committee!