Dogs take center stage at third-annual two-day event.
Dogs, in the flesh, on canvas and built from discarded metal, were easy to find at the Lido Beach Winter Fine Art Festival, just west of St. Armands Circle on Feb. 16-17.
You'd almost have suspected a connection with some kind of animal group... and you'd be correct. The Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association, the third annual event's host organization, was joined by special guest the Humane Society of Sarasota County.
The Humane Society brought Ember and Ireland, a pair of pups up for adoption, on Saturday.
Nearby, Junkyard Bots had for sale an art piece of a dog constructed of carriage wheels, a Kansas license plate, a discarded set of opera glasses, a large antique can and other pieces. On the artists' website, the piece sells for $650.
Robyn Saunders' pet portraits were also on sale.