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Local Artist Gives Back to Humane Society

After finding Cocoa, a stray cat in dire straits wandering around his backyard, local artist Erwin Lewandowski did everything he could to rescue the cat before deciding to do something much bigger for animals in need.

With national recognition for his colored pencil artwork, featuring beautiful water and landscapes, Mr. Lewandowski decided to make use of his talent for the cause.

Recalling a large collection of artwork he had saved over the years, Lewandowski resolved to initiate an art fundraiser with the help of the Huron Humane Society, a place he has a close tie to.

“I have a wealth of artwork that dates back to ’04 and then beyond that is in my collection at home, and I would be willing to part with a lot of it if we could have a fundraiser.”

So, the artist got together with Huron Humane Society’s Jennifer Newhouse, and the two began working together to bring this Saturday’s art fundraiser to life, in hopes of helping other animals in need, like Cocoa.

“His artwork will be on display from 3–8pm on Saturday. We are going to have some pets here in the early afternoon, at 6 o’ clock they will have an open bar and live music, and 50 percent of the sales will be donated to the Huron Humane Society.”

Join in the festivities by visiting the A-Plex this Saturday to check out beautiful colored pencil artwork while supporting animals in need.

If you would like to check out more of Lewandowski’s work online, visit his website at