The Mennello Museum hosts their First Annual Brunch With Your Pup as part of the Museum’s Pet Membership Program

Orlando, FL — December 21, 2017

Grab your pups and picnic blankets, and meet us in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden for the first Sunday brunch of the new year! The Mennello Museum’s first annual Brunch With Your Pup is presented by The Urban Dog Real Estate Group (CAE Sales and Investments) and will be held on January 7, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the museum’s lakeside sculpture garden.

Shannon Fitzgerald, Executive Director states, “The Pet Membership program is part of our mission to reach multiple audiences and provide several access points to art, culture, and nature. Our sculpture garden on Lake Formosa is a welcoming place for the community to gather together with their pets, enjoy local food and beverage, and immerse themselves in the museum experience.”

Please join us, along with Mayor Buddy Dyer and his dog Sammie, for mimosas & brunch catered by Elite Catering, Events & Venture — enjoy our waffle station, selection of quiches, Andouille potato hash, olive oil & garlic kale and more! Coffee will be provided by Lineage Coffee Roasting

And of course, we couldn’t forget the pups! Treat your best friend to their own catered buffet provided by Pookie’s Pet Nutrition & Bow Wow Bakery— Teddy’s Tempting Turkey Meatballs; Egg Rolls with brown rice, chicken, green beans, and carrots; Lucy’s Lamb Sausage; Rover’s Roasted Chicken Hearts; Bella’s Beef Nibblets; Celery with cream cheese and peanut butter; Banana Mini Muffins; and Pookie’s Cookie Plate.

Admission per person:
Pet Members: $20 (includes unlimited free drinks)
Non-Pet Member: $30
Dogs eat FREE with human admission!

Purchase tickets:
Learn more about the Mennello Museum’s Pet Membership program at

Interested in partnering with us? Contact Annelizabeth Atie at or 407.246.4278 ext.4860.




The Mennello Museum of American Art is raising awareness for our Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden, and offering your pet (dog, cat, bird) the unique opportunity to become a Mennello Museum Pet Member! Enjoy the art (including many pet-themed sculptures) in our lakeside Sculpture Garden, and attend events with other pets and pet parents who share the same interest in supporting American Art and the Mennello Museum’s educational initiatives.

The Mennello Museum has some fantastic pet events planned in our Sculpture Garden including Yappy Hour, Howl’ O Woof at the Mennello, Brunch with your Pup and many more in the works!

Our membership program gives you and your pet special access to benefits that are unique to the Central Florida community:

  • One year of FREE admission to pet-friendly events at the Mennello Museum
  • 10% discount to many local pet businesses. Visit our website to see all participating businesses (
  • Your best friend’s photo featured on our website
  • Free dog bag dispenser from Popular Pup
  • One year free subscription to The New Barker the first 75 Pet Members


  • Four-Legged Friend — $25
  • Feathery Friend — $25

Pet Members enjoy a 10% discount to local pet businesses. See all of our participating businesses at

About the Museum
The Mennello Museum of American Art, owned and operated by the City of Orlando, is located on the beautiful shore of Lake Formosa in Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park. The museum provides residents and visitors welcoming opportunities to understand and value creativity through innovative experiences with art further connecting it to nature and communal gathering. Our goal is to encourage creative and diverse experiences with art that nurtures audiences while reflecting the dynamic relationship between art and society.  In addition to housing the permanent collection of folk modernist Earl Cunningham, the museum presents temporary exhibitions that feature a broad range of American art from traditional to contemporary practices. 

On view now through January 7, 2018, Time and Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

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The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803. · ·


The exhibitions and the Mennello Museum of American Art are generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art. Additional funding is provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts of Central Florida. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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Francesca Ascione
Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinator
The Mennello Museum of American Art and Public Art, City of Orlando