ASPCA Teams up with Art and Antique Dealers League of America as Beneficiary of Inaugural Spring Show NYC

<p>Opening Night Preview Proceeds, Percentage of Animal-Themed Sales to Benefit ASPCA</p>
April 25, 2011

NEW YORK--The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it will be the beneficiary of the opening night benefit preview for The Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) inaugural Spring Show NYC at the Park Avenue Armory on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Guests at the preview will discover a special selection of animal-themed artworks at each of the 65 dealer booths, with a portion of proceeds from those works going to the ASPCA.

"Much like art, animals have the ability to fulfill and enrich our lives," said Sean O'Connor, vice president of special giving for the ASPCA. "We are honored to be selected as the opening night beneficiary."

"The Art and Antique Dealers League of America is thrilled to partner with the ASPCA and to debut our fine and decorative arts fair," added Clinton Howell, the league's president. "By donating a percentage of sales of animal-related objects, our dealers are keeping in the spirit of this worthwhile organization," Howell said.

A wide variety of animal-themed items will be available at the opening night preview to appeal to all types of art and animal enthusiasts. Highlights include ritual and ceremonial objects, playful sculptures, furniture and home décor pieces, and classic paintings.

The AADLA Inaugural Spring Show NYC opens with an invitation-only benefit preview for the ASPCA at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street, on Wednesday, April 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. The general public is invited from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $75 and proceeds go to the ASPCA.

The show opens to the public on Thursday, April 28. Hours are Thursday to Sunday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Monday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $25 per person; a five-day pass is $40 per person. For additional information, visit

The ASPCA was founded in 1866 and celebrates its 145th anniversary in April 2011.