Good Shepherd Humane Society to host Art Barkwalk Sale Sunday

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Are you in the mood to purchase good art for a good cause? Look no further than Good Shepherd Humane Society's Art Barkwalk Sale.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Eureka Springs Good Shepherd Thrift Store at 124 W. Van Buren. There will be hot dogs, brats, potato salad and beans for sale for $5 if you're feeling hungry. Fiona Richards, Good Shepherd's fundraising chair, said the sale will take place on the front lawn of the Eureka Springs store.

"It will be a sidewalk sale," Richards said. "One of our board members is actually going to be grilling, and Cornerstone Bank is being really generous and donating the grill to us that day."

Richards said she came up with the idea for the sale after realizing how much art the thrift stores receive from the community.

"We're so blessed we get a lot of art donated to us at the thrift stores," Richards said. "However, a lot of times because of space, it may just be sitting there. We thought this would be a great way to get the word out, get people to the thrift store and buy some fabulous art."

She continued, "There's some great art from local artists. You never know you might find a Picasso. And all the proceeds go to the shelter."

Board president Jay Fusaro said the sale will help Good Shepherd in two ways. It will generate revenue for the shelter, Fusaro said, and increase foot traffic at the thrift store.

"The thrift stores generate half the revenue for Good Shepherd," Fusaro said, "and for us to keep the inventory fresh, we always like to have periodic sales whether it's a dollar sale or this art sale. We've done a chair sale, too."

He added, "It's always a good way for us to rotate inventory so when people come to the thrift stores they're always seeing something fresh and new."

After looking through the art, Richards said, you should venture inside the thrift store to see what's in there.

"You can find some really nice summer clothes, summer shoes and household items," Richards said. "You can do a lot of shopping there."

Fusaro thanked everyone who has donated items to the thrift stores and said new or gently used items are always welcome.

"We'd love for people to keep us in mind for estate sales. We will go pick up items," Fusaro said. "Volunteering is another great way for people to help Good Shepherd. Four hours a week can make a huge difference."

For those interested in what's happening at Good Shepherd, Richards encouraged them to follow Good Shepherd on Facebook.

"We love for people to keep up with us on Facebook, because they get to hear all the latest, greatest news on adoptions, lost and found pets and events," Richards said.

Everyone should come to the Art Barkwalk Sale on Sunday, Fusaro said, because it's going to be a lot of fun.

"It's a nice way to have a nice lunch for $5 and all the proceeds go to Good Shepherd," Fusaro said. "Come out, have a nice lunch, buy some good art and support Good Shepherd."

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