Join us for the 18th Annual Picasso Pets, one of Birmingham's liveliest events!
Participate in this year's Pop Art theme by wearing your most colorful cocktail attire!

Picasso Pets was created to showcase not only our love for animals, but to celebrate their amazing ability to help people have a brighter day, to heal and to realize their potential.
All funds raised enable Hand in Paw to carry out our mission to improve human health and well-being.

The 18th annual Picasso Pets will take place on Saturday, August 11 from 6-10pm at The Harbert Center. Guests can mingle with our star therapy animals, peruse a top-notch silent auction, sip craft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, enjoy a delicious seated dinner, and participate in a incredible live auction.

The night's main event is the debut of paintings created by pets belonging to prominent members of our community (with a little help from well-known local artists!) 

6pm: Event and Silent Auction starts
7:30pm: Dinner and program begins
8:15pm: Live Auction 
10pm: Event Ends

⭐️Event Layout⭐️
1st Floor: Check In/Check Out, Silent Auction, Kissing Booth, Gift Card Wall
2nd Floor: Step & Repeat Photo Booth, VIP Room, Paintings, Wine Pull
3rd Floor: Dinner and Live Auction

⭐️Dinner Menu⭐️
The seated dinner will start with a delicious salad appetizer. The evening’s main course features horseradish crusted filet mignon, pan seared salmon with Alabama peach glaze, McEwen & Sons blue corn grit cake, and roasted asparagus. This will be followed by a dessert course that is sure to please!
*If you have any food allergies or vegetarian requests, please email

We've gone high-tech this year and will be using online and mobile bidding for the silent auction! No more having to push your way through to a clipboard to place your bid. You can bid with your smartphone or mobile device! And don't worry, volunteers will be in place throughout the night to assist with the bidding process, should you have any questions.

Learn how it works!

Animal Artist: Elsa
Muse: Bob McKenna
Guardians: Cameron & Scott Vowell

Animal Artists: Callie & Fhearghuis
Muse: Kristi Oelschlaeger
Guardians: Kim Morgan & Corbin Day

Animal Artist: Murphy
Muse: Thomas Andrew
Guardians: Kathryn & CoCdy Ryder

Animal & Grandson Artists: Sadie & Braxton
Muse: Linda Ellen Price
Guardians: Cathy & Jack Stephenson

Animal Artist: Pogo the Mini Horse
Muse: Danielle Tickell
Guardians: Shelley Jones

Animal Artists: Lucky "Trooper", Sweet Pea, Willie
Muse: John Lytle Wilson
Guardians: Danielle & Bart Yancey

Interested in sponsoring Picasso Pets 2018?  Your company will receive wonderful recognition and enjoy tons of sponsorship perks!

Have a pet paint a painting

Donate an auction item 
or complete online form

Volunteer at the event

Emcee: Morgan Murphy
Event Chair: Danielle Yancey
Sponsorship Chair: John M. Harbert, II
Auctioneer: Christie King
Face of Picasso Pets: Callie Day