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At Cat Basel, Artists With Paws Rule

By Christina Hernandez
|  Friday, Dec 6, 2013  |  Updated 1:47 AM EDT
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Most of the artists at Art Basel are people, but not all of them. Some featured artists are cats. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez has the story.

Most of the artists at Art Basel are people, but not all of them. Some featured artists are cats. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez has the story.

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Thousands of people and even more artwork are taking over the streets of Miami and Miami Beach for Art Basel.

Most artists are people, but not all of them. Some featured artists are cats.

"We had them walk around with some finger paint," said Tia Williams with Smitten With Kittens.

Yes, the cats make the art with their paws. Other pieces are made by Smitten With Kittens volunteers. It's a nonprofit organization that helps to foster and adopt cats – in this case, artistic ones.

"We thought this would be a good way to let people know that we have kitties that are up for adoption and we would love to find homes for them – get them all home for the holidays," Williams said.

For more information on Smitten With Kittens, log onto smittenwithkittens.net. For general information, call 305-409-0485.

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