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Erin Hannigan Co-founder of Artists for Animals and Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Oboe, photo courtesy of Teresa Berg

Artists for Animals’ Concert for Kindness Presents an Evening of Performing and Visual Arts to Raise Funds for Homeless Pets

Rescue dogs from Operation Kindness, photo courtesy of Teresa Berg

The ninth annual Concert for Kindness returns to Moody Performance Hall on March 10, 2019, bringing performance and visual artists together to celebrate art and animals all while raising funds for homeless pets. Featured artists, many who are themselves parents of rescue animals, include:

Presented by Artists for Animals, a local nonprofit founded by Hannigan and Berg, the evening features a multimedia concert, a silent auction, and a heartwarming photography and art presentation. From riveting performances and presentations from Dallas’ finest professional artists to continuing the legacy through emerging, young artists from North Texas, the Concert for Kindness proves to be another rich, cultural experience that will captivate animal lovers and art lovers alike. Proceeds from the Artists for Animals’ Concert for Kindness benefit Operation Kindness, the original and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas.

Located at 2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, the doors to Moody Performance Hall begins at 6:00 p.m. Single tickets are $100 each, which includes the concert, wine, a savory bite and dessert. Tickets may be purchased at The concert is made possible in part by the generous donors of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Grant for Principal Musicians.


Artists for Animals, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a group of artists, sculptors, musicians, writers and animal lovers in support of animal rescue charities in North Texas. Originally founded in 2010, the nonprofit’s mission is to bring more art to people and, in turn, help find homes for more animals.

Teresa Berg, a nationally-recognized fine arts photographer, and Erin Hannigan, Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboe and 2018 recipient of the Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service, first began Artists for Animals by fusing their talents of photography and music in support of animal rescue efforts in North Texas. Since then the organization has grown, attracting more and more artists around North Texas.

Throughout the year, Artists for Animals hosts creative-driven fundraisers including the inspirational Concert for Kindness and an annual dog calendar, where former homeless pets are beautifully photographed. Since its inception, the nonprofit has raised more than $300,000 for several North Texas animal rescues.


Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. Its mission is to care for homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill environment until each is adopted into responsible homes and to advocate humane values and behavior. In its 42 years of operation, Operation Kindness has saved more than 100,000 animals. Annually the shelter assists over 5,000 dogs and cats, caring for an average of 300 animals daily with another 150-200 animals in foster homes. Operation Kindness partners with 47 North Texas municipal shelters and rescues to save animals from euthanasia.