Bow WOW Art Dogs Spotted in Ridgefield

If you have recently visited Ridgefield’s Main Street, it’s likely that the Bow WOW Art Dogs have caught your eye! This town-wide art project is presented by the ArtFul Visual Arts Initiative (ArtFul) to celebrate the power of visual arts in our community this summer.

Bow WOW Art Dogs are sponsored by local businesses in Ridgefield and paired with local artists, showcasing these one-of-a-kind pieces of art. This project is a benefit for Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (ROAR), The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the dog statues are up for “adoption” at the Leader of the Pack Silent Auction happening on September 25th at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.


Here are some of the Bow WOW Art Dogs that you can enjoy around town:

"Bird Dog"
"Super Dog"

“Bird Dog” in the Keller Williams Litter, by Charles Gulbrandsen located at 404 Main Street, sponsored by Dee Braaten, Keller Williams Realty.

“Super Dog” by Tina Sturges and Pam Stoddart in collaboration with artist members of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, located at 401 Main Street, sponsored by Sturges Brothers.

"Road Trip"

“Tiffany” by Steve Liker and Meredith Mulhearn located at 425 Main Street, sponsored by Sky Myofascial Release, PT & Wellness.

“Road Trip” by Brandy Perrone located at 143 Danbury Road, sponsored by Pamby Motors, Inc.

Bow Wow Dog "Hobson"
"Cheshire Dog"

“Hobson” by Charles Gulbrandsen located at Town Hall, 400 Main Street, sponsored by Guardian Veterinary Specialists.

“Cheshire Dog” by Tony Curana located 410 Main Street inside RPAC Gallery, sponsored by Anonymous.

"Rescue Them aka Skylar"
"Neon Dog"

“Rescue Them aka Skyla” by Liz Gaudenzi located at 404 Main Street, sponsored by Tama Murphy, Keller Williams Realty.

“Neon Dog” by Kody Shafer at RPAC Gallery located at 410 Main Street, sponsored by Fairfield County Bank.

"Here's RPAC!"
"Best Friend"

“Here’s RPAC!” by Dee Dee Colabella, Brandy Perrone, Mia Colabella assisted by Domenic Colabella, located at 47 Main Street, sponsored by RPAC Gallery.

“Best Friend” by Dawn Hettrich located at 472 Main Street, sponsored by Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR).


A peek behind the scenes!

Thanks to Dee Dee Colabella, ArtFul Visual Arts Initiative, the talented artists and the local business sponsors who made this wonderful outdoor art event possible.

Leader of the Pack Silent Auction

On September 25th, ArtFul will be hosting a Silent Auction from 5pm-9pm at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. The auction is your chance to adopt one of these dog statues! The event will benefit ROAR Animal Shelter, Ridgefield Guild ofArtists, and ArtFul Visual Arts Initiative. 

Reserve your seat to see all the Bow WOW Art Dogs in one place and help them find their fur-ever home. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and spirits will be available. Get your tickets for the Leader of the Pack Auction!


View all the dogs in Ridgefield!

View the downloadable map below and see if you can visit each of the 18 dog displays in Ridgefield! To learn more, visit ArtFul at artfulgives.org.