#ShowLove Fest

City of Gaithersburg Presents

#ShowLove Fest

"President" Austin Perine, Grant Paulsen, Montgomery County Humane Society, Leathercraft Wonderland, Open Book Chocolates, Touch of Orion’s Belt, Marti Andress, Mel’s Munchies

Sun · February 10, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$12

Does Valentine’s Day leave you feeling like Grumpy Cat? @PresidentPerine (Austin Perine) is on a global mission to feed the homeless with his message, #ShowLove. At 6pm, enjoy a smooch from a pooch in a canine kissing booth, therapy dogs and shopping for Valentine's created by local artists. At 7pm, Grant Paulsen introduces Perine and representatives from homeless services to demonstrate how to #ShowLove in our community. The evening culminates in a funny animal video festival. Submit videos to @artsonthegreen #ShowLove. The Montgomery County Humane Society will collect shelter supplies onsite.

A portion of sales and ticket proceeds benefit the Montgomery County Humane Society.

Cash bar. Must be 21 to consume/purchase alcohol. Ticket includes one free wine tasting.

All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

#ShowLove Fest
#ShowLove Fest
Does Valentine’s Day leave you feeling like Grumpy Cat? The Arts Barn invites you to help the homeless (humans
and animals) during an inspiring evening of compassion, hosted by @PresidentPerine (Austin Perine). The Festival features Austin’s favorite internet animal videos, a smooch from a pooch (canine kissing booth) and lots love from therapy dogs. We want to see your favorite animal videos, too. Submit suggestions to @artsonthegreen with #ShowLove on Facebook or Twitter. Submissions due 2/8/19. The Montgomery County Humane Society will be collecting shelter supplies onsite. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Montgomery County Humane Society.
"President" Austin Perine
"President" Austin Perine
Austin's interest in feeding the homeless began after watching Animal Planet, after a mother panda left her cubs and learning from his father that they would be homeless. Austin then discovered that there were homeless people. This launched a series of projects called "Show Love" in which Austin feeds the homeless on the streets and reminds them to show love to someone else.
Austin has gained recognition for humanitarian acts in the U.S. and Africa. Alabama Senator Doug Jones, NFL QB Jameis Winston, and several news sources around the U.S. has recognized Austin for his efforts. To donate to his cause please visit Paypal.me/AustinPerine
Grant Paulsen
Grant Paulsen
Grant Paulsen is an award-winning sports journalist and broadcaster who has been providing television and radio analysis since he was in grade-school. A former regular on The Late Show with David Letterman, stories about Paulsen's rise in the broadcasting industry have been seen on Real Sports with Bryant Gumble, ESPN and Fox Sports. He has appeared on a plethora of national talk and radio shows over the years to provide his unique brand of commentary.


Now 28, Paulsen co-hosts a popular daily midday talk-show on CBS Radio's 106.7 THE FAN called "Grant and Danny." He also serves as the Redskins insider at Fox-5 in Washington, DC. The Virginia native can also be seen on Comcast Sports Net in DC, a company with whom Paulsen was nominated for an Emmy for his work as a pre=game and post-game analyst. Paulsen also hosts national baseball talk shows on MLB Network Radio and Fantasy Sports Radio, two SiriusXM channels. Paulsen also spent several years writing columns about the DC sports scene in The Free Lance Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and even written stories that have been published by Sports Illustrated and NFL.COM.

Grant Paulsen’s road to 106.7 The Fan host (Washington Post)
Grant Paulsen's Path From David Letterman to the Washington Redskins (Washington City Paper)
Grant Paulsen planned to buy Valor season tickets. Now he’s the team’s broadcaster. (Washington Post)

A lifelong admirer of play-by-play broadcasters, Paulsen has always dreamed of calling NFL and MLB games on a national level. Having called countless high school football and baseball games and some minor league baseball in the past, Paulsen was just named the new voice of the expansion Washington Valor, a professional Arena Football League team that will play it's home games at the Verizon Center starting in 2017.

A graduate of King George High School and a four-year attendee of George Mason University, Paulsen credits his success to the inspiration and motivation of his supportive parents and the immense help he's received from his mentors over the years.

When he isn't talking about sports on the radio or appearing on a local TV show, Paulsen can typically be found at a movie theater or spending time with his family.
Montgomery County Humane Society
Montgomery County Humane Society
The Montgomery County Humane Society is the pre-eminent animal welfare organization in Montgomery County, helping animals find safety, love, quality care, loving homes, and a new chance at a happy life.

In April, 2014 MCHS became fully independent and 100% privately funded. We take cats and dogs out of overcrowded public shelters and give them the tender loving care, socialization, enrichment, and new homes they so desperately need and deserve. Our highly successful adoption program has enabled us to save nearly 500 animals in our first year of private operation!

As a private, no-kill rescue we offer a range of services designed to help people adopt new pets and then keep them in their homes and out of shelters. We provide adoption and post-adoption assistance, humane education for all ages, and outreach programs that help pet owners take better care of their pets and build a more humane, animal-friendly community.
Leathercraft Wonderland
Leathercraft Wonderland
Candy, from Leathercraft Wonderland, uses nontoxic vegetable tanned tooling leather to make leather pouches, flowers, bags, bracelets and other fun and whimsical items. Come see her mold, twist, engrave to these detailed pouches at a demonstration on Sunday, February 10th starting at 6pm.
Open Book Chocolates
Open Book Chocolates
Open Book Chocolates is a marriage between two passions: literature and chocolate. Their signature flavors embody the stories, characters, and themes of our favorite classics.
Touch of Orion’s Belt
Touch of Orion’s Belt
Kimberly from Touch of Orion’s Belt creates handmade, unique tumblers and bottles. The stainless steel products are decorated with LOVE and SP*A*R*K*LES!
Marti Andress
Marti Andress
Marti Andress is a local artist working in a variety of mediums including acrylic, watercolor and glass. Her work is inspired by the animals I love. She paints animal portraits and makes glass animal figurines to incorporate into jewelry.
Mel’s Munchies
Mel’s Munchies
Melanie Parker is a Washington, DC native who loves “Baking People Happy.” Her specialty… gourmet desserts. Come and get some sweet treats at the #ShowLove Fest on Sunday, February 10th starting at 6pm.
Venue Information:
Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/