Last year Grumpy Cat (AKA Tardar Sauce) won us over with her cuddly curmudgeonliness. This little Ron Swanson in the form of a snowshoe cat became even more popular than we could have imagined, justifying a second meme watch filled with fan art and photoshops. But the fan dedication doesn't end there. Now an arts center put together The Grumpy Cat Art Project to raise money for a children's playground.
The Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment center in Huntsville, Alabama, collected Grumpy Cat art by over 30 artists in residence at Lowe Mill, the largest arts center in the Southeast US.
"Art can elevate even the silliest subject," says Dustin Timbrook, one of the event's organizers. Grumpy Cat could use some elevation; have you seen how stumpy her cute little legs are? Well, you can see her legs in this GIF, which was also Grumpy Cat's response to whether or not she'll check out the show's opening on May 31st.
The works cover many mediums and will be auctioned online starting May 27th. Proceeds go to the artists and towards building a playground at Lowe Mill. A few of our favorites are collected below. The rest of the pictures, artists' bios, and upcoming auction details are available at Lowe Mill.