The seventh annual Art for the Animals Challenge will be held in October at Howard's Art & Frames, 1256 Dual Highway, Hagerstown.
Opening reception will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Tail-end Reception will be Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Anyone may participate in creating art for animals. For a $1 donation, receive a 5-inch-by-7-inch canvas at Howard's. Paint your artwork on the canvas and return it to the store, where Howard's will frame it. Canvas entry deadline is Saturday, Sept. 29.
All artwork will go on display at Howard's from Saturday, Oct. 6, through Thursday, Oct. 25. Visitors may bid to purchase paintings and vote for their favorite paintings. The silent auction closes Oct. 25.
Proceeds support Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
For information, call 301-733-2722 or 800-899-5410. E-mail howard firstname.lastname@example.org or www.howardsartandframes.com.