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WHERE: The Grand Bohemian Hotel
WHEN: August 17 from 6-10pm
ATTIRE: Colorful Cocktail
TICKETS: $250/ person 

PRESENTED BY: Medical Properties Trust


Join us for Hand in Paw's 19th annual signature auction, Picasso Pets, to help bring Animal-Assisted Therapy to those who need it most.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 17 from 6-10pm at The Grand Bohemian in Mountain Brook Village. This unique cocktail gala will feature a top-notch online silent auction, star therapy animals, craft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, a delicious seated dinner, and a live auction hosted by Morgan Murphy. And this year the spotlight is on presenters like Idie Hastings and Kim & Corbin Day, whose pets painted with local artists Arthur Price and Linda Ellen Price. Their final pieces will be debuted to guests at the event!


- Itinerary -

6pm: Silent Auction Starts

7:30pm: Dinner & Program Begins

8:10pm: Live Auction Begins

- Dinner -

Appetizer: Roasted Seasonal Fruit Salad

Field Greens, Buttered Pecan, Buttermilk Bleu Cheese, Raspberries, Cornbread Croutons, Fig & Sherry Vinaigrette

Main Course: Oven Roasted Chicken

Creamed Corn Risotto, Thyme Seared Baby Carrots, Roasted Tomato Chutney

Vegetarian Option: Artisan Cheese Cavatappi Pasta
Asparagus, Cremini Mushrooms, Green Peas, Pecorino

Dessert: Chocolate Toffee Mousse Cake

The artistic theme for the night and inspiration for the 2019 Face of Picasso Pets, Trooper Yancey, is the work of American artist Jeff Koons. Guests are encouraged to dress in colorful cocktail to match the theme! The silent auction will utilize mobile bidding, and those interested in participating can begin bidding online as early as August 12.

Picasso Pets was created to celebrate animal's amazing ability to help people have a brighter day, to heal and to realize their potential. All funds raised enable Hand in Paw to carry out our mission to improve human health and well-being.


When bidding opens, you will receive a personalized link that will allow you to browse the silent auction and bid on many great items. From the Mobile Bidding Center, you can place your bid on a selected item with the option of setting a maximum bid. You will be immediately notified on your smartphone or tablet if you have been outbid.

Trained volunteers will be available at the event to assist with the bidding process should you have any questions!

Your company will receive wonderful recognition and enjoy tons of sponsorship perks!


Thank you to our top sponsors:

Jeff Koonsdog Title Sponsor

Stage Sponsor

Photo Booth Sponsor

VIP Room Sponsor

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