This Friday evening (July 27) from 6p-8p Ormond Memorial Art Museum is hosting Dogapalooza benefiting the Halifax Humane Society. It is a dog-centric festival honoring man’s best friend and is in conjunction with a very cool dog-themed art exhibit going on now through August 19.

Activities will include a dog costume contest judged at 7 p.m., doggie paw painting where mutts can create a messy masterpiece, music and a chance to view the “Dog Days of Summer” art exhibit. (Brief dog-sitting services will be offered so that two-legged guests can visit the exhibition inside the museum).

Admission to Dogapalooza will be $2, food and drink will be available for purchase.

Any guests bringing pet food for Sophie’s Circle, Volusia County’s only pet-food bank, will be entered into a drawing for tickets to Kennedy Space Center.

Well-behaved pooches on leashes are welcome to attend.

More information: 386-676-3347.