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Empire Hall
3407 California Ave.
Corner of Cherokee
St. Louis, MO 63118

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Gateway Pet Guardians will host our fourth annual Soiree for Strays Gala on Friday November 1, 2013 at Empire Hall on California at Cherokee. For 2013, we will hold an art sale and auction to benefit Gateway Pet Guardians. This fundraising gala has become the signature event for Gateway Pet Guardians and we invite you to become a sponsor for this very special evening.

Animals have always been a source of inspiration and creativity. This event will celebrate the loving bond between animals and humans, raise awareness of animal issues and peer into the lives of those who have lived on the streets and survived against all odds.  Stories of love and tales of hope will be told through the eyes of many local artists.  Featured at the event is Gateway Pet Guardians photographer David Carlyon. 

The gala and reception will be held at Empire Hall, one of St Louis’ newest event spaces! Guests will also enjoy live entertainment, cocktails, and a delicious made from scratch appetizer buffet featuring several vegan.  There will be art from every medium…live art, performance art, art for sale, art to bid on, poetry, live music, dancers and that’s just the beginning!


Participation is open to all artists. Artwork must be original and have animals, animal issues or pets as the central theme. We invite artists to use our foster dogs as “subjects” for your work. However, that is not mandatory. All media will be considered for inclusion. We will also be looking for artists to perform poetry, music, dance and live art for auction.

Please download a copy of the application here, fill it out and return it via mail.


Becoming a sponsor of Soiree for Strays, presents an excellent marketing opportunity for your business. Soiree for Strays is a unique occasion to support a wonderful organization as well as putting your brand, business and product in front of hundreds of like-minded supporters. In addition, your sponsorship will assist Gateway Pet Guardians and our mission to not only rescue homeless animals and provide low cost and free spay/neuter services, but also to educate the community about humane animal treatment and responsible care. We have many levels of sponsorship and we hope one will fit your budget.  Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits.