The American Visionary Art Museum wants pictures of your pets in their patriotic best! For the first time, the museum’s legendary 4th of July “Visionary Pets on Parade” is going virtual.

“Undeterred by the challenge of bringing together pets and pet lovers during a global pandemic, the museum is soliciting photos and videos of animal companions in their patriotic best, or other costume finery, for a virtual Pet Parade. Owners should submit their materials by July 1 to marketing@avam.org. The gathered images and clips will publish on the museum’s YouTube and social media channels. The July 4th Visionary Pets on Parade is held each year in loving memory of supreme animal friend, Ellis Rosen,” wrote the museum in a press release.

AVAM has also canceled their popular “Flicks from the Hill” outdoor movie series this summer; they are hopeful that both the summer movie series and 4th of July Pet Parade will resume next summer, in 2021.

Editor’s Note: Image from the American Visionary Art Museum’s Facebook Page.