The Mennello Museum hosts a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta for the dogs as part of the Museum’s Pet Membership Program

Orlando, FL — April 12, 2018

Grab your pups and meet us for a FIESTA in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden! We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Yappy Hour. The event will be held on May 5, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the museum’s lakeside sculpture garden (900 E. Princeton St.).

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.”

Sip on sangria and margaritas while the pups enjoy freshly made chips and dip provided by Rick’s Dog Deli — all while overlooking beautiful Lake Formosa. We’ll also have Cinco de Mayo themed art projects and photo booth station with props for you and your pups. FREE margaritas and sangria for Pet Members!

Admission per person:
Pet Members: FREE (includes unlimited free drinks and dog treats)
Non-Pet Member: $5 Early Bird Ticket (Price increase April 23: $10)
(Additional $ for drinks and dog treats)
Purchase tickets:

All tickets include a free dog bandana.

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 June 10, 2018, When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan.

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

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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