On Thursday, August 7 from 6-9 p.m., the Shamrock Foundation will host its 12th annual Art for the Animals event at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center.

The silent and live auctions feature over 200 of original artwork from more than 150 regional and national artists.

Tax-deductible tickets are $75 per person.

Call (502) 473-7287 or visit the Art for the Animals website for more information.

All proceeds benefit animals, since the non-profit Shamrock Foundation is comprised entirely of unpaid volunteers who have a passion for the foundation's mission and goals.

Art for the Animals is the Foundation's largest annual fundraiser, and was recognized recently as one of the top three charitable events in the LEO's readers' choice awards.