Last night was the innaugural evening for this year's Paintings for Pets fundraiser hosted by Tony and Cheri Head of the famed Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Well loved, award winning artist Barry Launius generously offered to show and sell many of his beautiful Caribbean themed acrylic and watercolor paintings and to donate 50% of the proceeds to Playa del Carmen's beloved Peanut Pet Shelter. Barry and his lovely wife Phyllis were in attendance to meet and greet and, of course, Andy, Jen and Adam were on hand to welcome guests and talk about the needs of their amazing no-kill shelter. The Luna Blue Tiki Bar did a brisk business while Tony served up his now famous cheeseburgers in paradise to a hungry crowd. Rob and I brought our good friends Mike (WWMD) and Sue from Chicago to check out the artwork and enjoy a few pomegranite margaritas!

Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Rob with Mike and Sue, swingin' at The Tiki Bar!

Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen
The artist, Barry (Caribbean Colors) with Libby (In the Roo), before she was overserved ;)

Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen
A full bar is a happy bar!

Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Mark (PlayadelSoul) and Cheri (Luna Blue Hotel)

Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Barry and Rick (Babaloo) check out the custom made jewelery and watches with Adam, Jen and Andy (Peanut Pet Shelter)

Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Erika (Bad Boys) and Jana (PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill)  

Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen
A relaxing evening with friends all for a good cause.

Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Andy with Barry and Phyllis in front of one of Barry's beautiful acrylics.

Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen

Just to sweeten the deal even more, the very, very nice people at Pare custom frame shop are offering a 15% discount on matting and framing for any painting purchased at the Paintings for Pets art show! Pare is located in downtown Playa del Carmen on Calle 12 between Avenidas 15 and 20.

The art show and sale will continue this evening at the Luna Blue Hotel on Calle 26 between Avenidas 5 and 10. The festivities start at 6:00pm. I'll be there again tonight. Hope to see you there!