The Mennello Museum announces Pet Membership. The only museum Pet Membership in Florida!

Orlando, FL — August 4, 2017

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 educational initiatives.

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

We invite you to help us celebrate the launch of Pet Membership. Please join District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan and her dog Sienna at Yappy Hour on August 18! You and your four-legged friend can enjoy wine, beer (yes, even dog beer!), and treats in our sculpture garden overlooking beautiful Lake Formosa. Furry friends can also cool off in refreshing doggie pools. Pet parents are welcome to enjoy a cold one with their best friend! The first 35 Pet Members to check-in at Yappy Hour will receive a FREE dog tag.

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


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

Pet Members enjoy a 10% discount at the following local pet businesses:

  • Woofgang Bakery & Grooming
  • Pookie’s Bow Wow Bakery
  • Rick’s Dog Deli
  • The Doggie Door
  • Lulu’s Pet Salon & Spaw

Interested in partnering with us?
Contact Annelizabeth Atie at or 407.246.4278 ext.4860. Learn more about Mennello Museum Pet Membership at

Upcoming Events

Yappy Hour at the Mennello Museum
Friday, August 18
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Please join District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan and her dog Sienna at Yappy Hour!

FREE for Pet Members (
$10 for Museum Members and Non-Members (Tickets »

Pet Members:
Free Admission
Free Dog Beer

Dog Beer (Free for Pet Members)
Cash bar for humans

Participating Vendors:
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Winter Park
Shakers Bar Catering featuring wine from Quantum Leap Winery

Howl O’ Woof at the Mennello Museum
Friday, October 27
6 – 8 p.m.
Vendors, costumes and trick or treating and more in our lakeside sculpture garden!


Credit: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando



Credit: Mennello Museum of American Art

Credit: Mennello Museum of American Art

About the Museum
The Mennello Museum of American Art, established in 1998, is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. This intimate cultural gem, located in Loch Haven Cultural Park, is just minutes from downtown Orlando and is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of local philanthropist Dr. P. Phillips.

The Museum includes the largest collection of paintings by self-taught artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), which was generously donated from the collection of Michael A. Mennello and Marilyn Logsdon Mennello. The museum also presents a series of temporary exhibitions throughout the year with local and nationally renowned American artists.  The museum’s Grounds for Exhibitions currently features two large-scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Alice Aycock through 2018.

For 18 years, The Mennello Museum has provided Orlando and Central Florida―residents and visitors―opportunities to understand and value creativity through innovative experiences with art located on beautiful Lake Formosa that further connects nature, art, 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.

On view now through September 3, The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston:

Opening September 15, Time and Thought: Art of the United States from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum:

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


The Mennello Museum of American Art is 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.

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