Bark for The Arc

Join The Arc of the Capital Area’s Art and Education Program for our annual Bark For The Arc Gallery Sale.

Join us for an unforgettable evening in collaboration with Divine Canines, a Therapy Dog Services organization. A portion of every purchase made during this event contributes to supporting Austin-based artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities and ensures the availability of free Therapy Dog services in Central Texas. Immerse yourself in an evening dedicated to celebrating our talented artists and adorable therapy dogs. Explore stunning artwork, interact with some of the most lovable pups, and savor the delightful flavors of a Hopsquad drink. Your attendance not only promises an enjoyable experience but also plays a crucial role in advancing our mission towards creating a more inclusive world for our artists with IDD in Austin.


Unable to attend the event but still eager to support our artists? Get involved and join the excitement even before the event kicks off! Explore various opportunities to contribute, such as volunteering, acquiring a personalized pet portrait of your furry companion, exploring sponsorship options, and more. There are plenty of ways for you to be a part of the fun and make a positive impact!



Questions? Contact Director, Olivia Gutierrez, at ogutierrez@arcaustin.org


About The Arc’s Art and Education Program:

The Arc is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities through compassionate case management and innovative programs. The Arc’s Art Education Program assists clients in exploring artistic mediums and creating gorgeous artwork. Our Annual Bark for The Arc Event features our partners in dog therapy, Divine Canines.


About Divine Canines:

Divine Canines was formed in 2004 by a group of dog lovers who wanted to share the unconditional love of dogs with people in special needs facilities in Central Texas. We began with five dog-and-handler teams, one large client – the Austin State Hospital – and a professional dog trainer who generously donated his time. We now have approximately 110 active dog-handler teams who visit more than 120 facilities and thousands of children, adults and elderly persons on a regular basis.