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Did you know — Hampton Roads art galleries are a wonderful source for finding artworks featuring pets and wildlife. [Check out this former exhibit selection of animals in art from the Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach.]

The Suffolk Art Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit that features artworks of many different subjects — and as always, I’ve scouted some works featuring animals in art. There are more to see, though, so head out to the Suffolk Art Gallery before the show closes on October 19, 2018.

This slide show features just some of the works currently on view. Frames and artists’ names are not shown; colors may appear different in these photos than in actuality.

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Looking to add to your art collection — or start one — with animal-themed artworks? Now is the perfect time to go shopping at The Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach.

“All About Animals” on view at The Artists Gallery in April.
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The Artists Gallery’s current exhibit, “All About Animals,” features dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish, and wildlife — in other words, there’s something for everyone! And all pieces are created by local artists who live and work in our community. In fact, you may get to meet the artist whose painting you purchase.

“All About Animals” is on view through the end of April. Don’t wait — go see it!

But first — check out this sneak preview:

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Wondering what to get your favorite pets — or pet owners — this Christmas? I’ve tracked down some neat treats by local crafters, for your consideration. Check out these offerings:

Custom dog collars at Libby Jane Design

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JCD Natural Hot and Cold Pad (


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All Things Cats (




Seashell ornaments (Available at Tin Soldiers Forgotten Treasures)




Wooden ornaments by Tidewater Treecrafters (Available at Kitsch)



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   UPDATE:  I attended the opening on Friday and really enjoyed the artwork – there is some great local talent in Virginia – you just have to know where to look.  Bonus for coffee drinkers: there’s always a pot brewing at the PB 4 Gallery and it’s always free.  ~~  Jen

     Join local artists this Friday night at the Pembroke 4 Art Gallery in Virginia Beach as they unveil artworks at the juried exhibition “People and Pets.” 

     The reception, which runs from 7 to 9 PM, is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. After the artists are introduced and speak briefly about their works, the show’s winners will be announced by the juror. 

     I’ve attended numerous openings at Pembroke 4 and find the artists to be approachable and enthusiastic about discussing their craft. Something else to look forward to – the gallery often hosts a raffle at these gatherings, in which one lucky guest will win a work of art.

     If you can’t make it to the Opening Reception, fear not – the exhibit will remain in place until October 14th this year. The gallery is located in Pembroke Building 4, facing Broad Street, off Virginia Beach Boulevard.  Click on Pembroke 4’s link above to learn more about the gallery.  ~~  Jen

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