More Than A Cone Avant Garden Party at The AUTRY, Sponsored by VCA

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More Than A Cone’s Avant Garden Party at The AUTRY, Sponsored by VCA


By: Christy Oldham


Los Angeles  More Than A Cone will host its 3rd annual charity Art Auction Gala with live bands, a runway cone fashion show, a short film festival, live painting and pet adoptions on Saturday, September 10th, from 7pm to 11pm at The Autry in Griffith Park.

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This event is fun for all ages! The art auctions will benefit the animal rescue groups Angel City Pit Bulls, Kitten Rescue Los Angeles and Priceless Pets!

Photo courtesy of MTAC PR for
Photo courtesy of MTAC PR for

Artists will transform the “cone of shame”, an endearing term used for pets who wear a cone around their necks during recovery from illness or surgery, into artwork for animal charity.

MTAC T-shirts.

The gala art auction exhibition includes live musical entertainment from riot-pop band, Wasi, indie electronic duo, Mrch, indie pop rockers, DWNTWN, and synth-pop singer, Chela. A runway show featuring Aston Models wearing the wild cone-couture fashion of designer, Bill Rangel, interactive experiences created by Spectacles Improv Engine, pet adoptions, and so much more make this an event not to be missed!

MTAC T-shirts.
MTAC T-shirts.

More Than A Cone was created as a platform for artists to show their support for animal causes, and a way for the art world to engage socially with animal caregivers of all kinds”  said Gabe Martinez, Founder of More Than A Cone.

This epic, fun- filled celebration is made possible with the generous support of VCA, Henry Schein Animal Health, KONG, and KVP International.

More Than A Cone

About MTAC:

More Than A Cone is a nonprofit 501c3 awareness campaign focused on the animal causes of adoption, wellness, and recovery. We invite artists worldwide to transform the “cone of shame” for animal charity. Proceeds from the sales of artwork go to local and national animal rescue groups. We approach animal advocacy through the arts with the aim of finding common ground among diverse communities. Though our main goal is to support the no-kill movement, we hope to underscore the important role the arts play in spotlighting complex issues. The “cone of shame” symbolizes animals at the mercy of our society, but the act of transforming it into art suggests we can do better for them.

 About VCA:

VCA (WOOF on NASDAQ) is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through our family of over 680 small animal veterinary hospitals (VCA Animal Hospitals) in the US and Canada, our preeminent nationwide clinical laboratory system that services all 50 states and Canada (Antech Diagnostics), and the leading animal diagnostic imaging company in the market (Sound).

VCA has an excellent reputation in the pet health care industry and many things of which to be proud. We have established the largest small animal private practice post-graduate education program for veterinarians in the world, and employ the largest group of veterinary specialists of any veterinary care company. We are proud to have over 3,000 veterinarians, and more than 14,000 skilled pet care providers, support staff and managers on our team – all working to ensure that patient care, accurate and timely diagnostics, and quality medical outcomes are job #1.

For more information and/or to buy MTAC t-shirts or to purchase tickets to the event, please click HERE

Come early to get your gift bags!  Woof!

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About christy oldham 132 Articles
Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series and is now streaming on Amazon. In 2019, she released her first foreign short film "Perdu à France" ("Lost In Provence")- also streaming on Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.

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