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Marketplace: Upcoming Events May and June 2024

Spaghetti dinner display.
Spaghetti dinner events display.

With the new car I have to stay with smaller events, and likely indoors because I can’t fit my tent or my larger setup items. I’ll be staying with the smaller animal-themed events and perhaps a few others, especially my Panhandle Trail exhibit. But no Carnegie Farmers Market this summer, I’ll miss being there and seeing everyone, but I’ll be shopping there and I won’t miss the preparation and setting up and packing up for what turned out to be not much in sales. these two events and possibly a third have done well in the past and I’m looking forward to them.

Here are two animal-themed events I’ve been attending practically since they started!

The organizations sponsoring both events, below, gave me financial support for caring for Mewsette, Jelly Bean, Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine last year.

HCMT paid for one of Mewsette’s visits to our regular veterinarian last year with exam, imaging and medications. Hearts and Paws granted $300 toward Jelly Bean’s exam at our regular veterinarian. If you can attend, please do! If you can’t, please consider a small donation to help them help others like me who need assistance with care for their pets.

Homeless Cat and Pittsburgh C.A.T. Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday, May 19, 2024 . 3-7 pm

The Homeless Cat Management Team and Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s

7th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Pasta with Marinara Sauce,
Salad, Roll, Dessert, and Drink



All proceeds help our mission of providing low-cost spay and neuter services to Pittsburgh area cats and socializing and finding adoptive homes for rescued cats! For more information please visit


I’ll have all of my handmade feline gift items, custom pet memorial votives and custom portraits, but no art or prints. See my Handmade Gift Gallery for a preview!

You know that all my feline-themed art and gifts were inspired by real cats I rescued and/or fostered over the years. Many of the recent ones were fostered for Pittsburgh C.A.T. and I am supported by them when I foster for them. It’s a great partnership.

This event raises a huge amount of money to support TNR and rescue, especially all the medical care all the cats receive.

17th Annual Hearts and Paws Pet Adoption and Care Fair

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2024, 9:30 – 3:00

Hearts and Paws Pet Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church’s

Christ United Methodist Church
44 Highland Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102

Admission is FREE
Come enjoy the day and see animals available for adoption, pet products and services, ask the vet, Kid’s corner and animal art, festival food, and a huge silent auction and boutique.


I’ll have all of my handmade feline gift items, custom pet memorial votives and custom portraits, plus framed art and prints. I’m planning to have a large selection of greeting and note cards as well as a few other new products by then. See my Handmade Gift Gallery for a preview!


Mewsette apurroved of this design based on her photo!

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!


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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

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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.

4 thoughts on “Marketplace: Upcoming Events May and June 2024

  • 15andmeowing

    If I lived near you, I would be at one of the events.

    • I know, I wish you did, that’s often when I see friends and it makes the events more fun.

  • Brian's Home ~ Forever

    Here’s to many successful events! Thanks for joining Angel Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    • Thanks so much! So far so good, and because I’ll be going to fewer events, I’m really looking forward to the other two–I added one in June since this post.


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