A collaborative effort to bring people and animals closer together through art

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3200+ Total completed pieces
2850+ Completed pet portraits
350+ Completed rescue portraits
150+ Team members
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Our Mission

Here at AWA, we're a group of digital artists working towards reminding people that, despite these tough times, there's still some sunshine. We hope to spread some joy globally and offer an outlet for artists to draw at their own pace, while also providing them a place to publicize, share, and improve upon their art. In doing this, we also aim to spark a smile in this small act of kindness.

AWA has also now expanded to include rescue pet portraits. By partnering with rescues such as the Best Friends Animal Society, Toronto Humane Society, Horse Plus Humane Society, Niagara Dog Rescue, and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, we aim to increase pet exposure in order to help connect them to their forever homes.

Our Animal Rescue Partners

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Of The Months

Every month we showcase exemplary artists and pieces from our community, check out June's OTMs!

Artist of the Month


Check out Alex at @pandas_portraits_

Piece of the Month

Azrael by Smiling

Check out Smiling at @wirancanos

Staff's Portrait Highlight

Kevin by Jenna

Check out Jenna at @jennarificart

Staff's Member Highlight


Check out Lilian at @doggy_doodlez

Mentor of the month

Fresh Tea

Check out Fresh Tea at @freshteaart
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