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Best in Show

March 26, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Roanoke Valley SPCA is proud to present Best in Show. Artists and pet lovers, of all ages and abilities, are invited to create artwork in any medium for this competition. The images can be of pets or animal friends and sculpture is also welcome. Best in Show will be chosen by guest judges and various event sponsors.

Canvas entry fees can be paid here.

Paper forms can be found on the back side of the Call for Entries or can be completed online for adults here or for students (elementary through high school) here.

Be sure to view our Call for Entries flyer for complete participation information and entry guidelines.

Best in Show is an art show to benefit the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Because artists have always been at the forefront of our culture in expressing society’s concerns and giving a voice to the most helpless among us, we can think of no better partners in our community to help raise funds for the needy pets in our community.

This year the event will be held over three days – March 24 through 26, 2023. We’ll kick off the show with an opening reception on Friday, March 24th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Charter Hall, located on the 3rd floor of the Market Building. This art show, sale, and fundraiser for the Roanoke Valley SPCA will feature more than 200 local artists original artwork – paintings, sculpture, pastels, and photography – depicting animals, to make Best in Show one of the most anticipated events in Roanoke.

The show will continue on Saturday, March 25th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday, March 26th, from Noon to 4:00 pm. Advanced Admission is $5.00 but children 12 and under are $1.00.  Admissions tickets can be purchased here.  Tickets at the door will be $10.

All artwork will be for sale, with at least 50% of the purchase price donated to the Roanoke Valley SPCA by the artists. In addition to traditional artwork, a variety of art medium such as sculptures and other designs will be displayed. All pieces will also be available for viewing and purchase via this website. Viewing will begin approximately one week before the opening reception and sales will go live at 6pm on March 24th.

Best in Show is a juried art show.

Charter Hall – Roanoke City Market Building
Third Floor, 32 Market Square SE
Roanoke, Virginia 24011 United States
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