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Marketplace: Pet Search Art, Craft, Vendor Fair March 26

My display at the Pet Search event in 2018.
My display at the Pet Search event in 2018.

Pet Search Spring 2022 Art, Craft and Vendor Show

Benefiting Pet Search and Homeless Animals

Saturday, March 26, 2022, 10:00 am-4:00pm

American Legion, 168 Park Avenue, Washington, PA

I’m a little out of practice—I forgot to post this event! And last week was impossible once the computer issues cropped up.

This is a fun one-day event that I last attended in April 2018; 2019 I had a difficult time walking, 2020 I could walk with my new hip, but the date fell right after the first Covid shutdown. I’m really looking forward to this!

Pet Search has been around for 35 years, and began with a monumental TNR project of 400 cats at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Here is more:

Pet Search is an all-volunteer nonprofit animal rescue and placement service, dedicating itself to the rescue, care, and placement of homeless and unwanted domestic animals in southwestern PA. Founded by animal lovers in 1987 as People for Animal Welfare and renamed Pet Search in 1996, Pet Search has a history of compassion.

From 1987 to 1996, we placed or helped place over 3,000 homeless and unwanted dogs and cats, puppies and kittens, as well as birds, rabbits, pigmy goats, potbelly pigs, reptiles, and ferrets. These animals were placed through our group, as foster home placements or direct placement. Pet Search, since 1996, has continued this dedication and has placed more than 10,000 animals unwanted by their owners into loving, adoptive homes.

I have a good year of smaller events planned out, though the dates for most aren’t set yet. I will post about each one as they come up, except the farmers’ markets which I’ll post about monthly.

Spring Open House, Not at My House!

April 29, 30 and May 1

I have the opportunity to set up my art and merchandise in a storefront! I’ll have all my handmade goods and as much original art and prints and framed photography I can fit on the walls.
More details to come! If you are local and would like me to send you a post card, please send me an email with your address.

Carnegie Farmer’s Market and Spring and Holiday Events

Hard to believe it’s this time all over again! All markets and events will be Sundays beginning in June. I’ll share the list of dates in future posts.

Below are photos of my market tent from last summer. I do have a few new things this year, but this is a good refresher of what I’m selling.


Garden Flags
Garden Flags

Below, nature gifts.

Nature gifts
Nature gifts

And here are a few more photos. I’ll be listing new products soon and also taking them to the Farmers Market.

I’ve been keeping a display of greeting cards, including Halloween and Holiday cards.




black cat sewing machine
Mimi sat on everything.

Mimi supurrvises everything!

Take a look at other new merchandise and featured artwork.

Marketplace is a feature on The Creative Cat to share the latest coming out of my studio with my readers. Once a week on Thursday I feature something new in my “shop”.

Read about creating custom items

Find out more about creating custom items for your own home using the images you see here. Visit the “Ordering Custom Art” page to see samples and read bout how to order.

Find out about events and festivals where you can find me and my work.

Sign up for my e-newsletter (below), check the widget on the sidebar on my home page, or sign up to receive posts on Portraits of Animals Marketplace. I plan on plenty of events this coming summer in the Pittsburgh area.

It’s all done under the close and careful supervision of my studio cats!


All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

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Weekly schedule of features:

Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life

Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters

Tuesday: Rescue Stories

Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork

Thursday: New Merchandise

Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy

Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats

And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!





From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

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