Wild about Art at the Toledo Zoo

Eye On Art  |  07/13/2017 8:00 am

Feel the roar, feel the rush at Buckeye Broadband Wild about Art at the Toledo Zoo! Wild about Art is a two-day art fair taking place 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6, 2017. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of the number one zoo in the nation, will feature nearly 100 local and regional artists with various mediums on display for thousands of Zoo visitors, along with painting demonstrations from our animal artists in residence!

In addition to art work, this free with Zoo admission event will also include: entertainment from the Toledo Symphony and Toledo School for the Arts; interactive activities such as origami, glass flameworking demonstrations from Toledo Museum of Art and a large children’s art zone in Nature’s Neighborhood! To make this art fair weekend even wilder, several animals, including African elephants and white-cheeked gibbons, will be creating their own one-of-a-kind pieces of art as visitors look on! A full list of participating artists and schedule of weekend activities can be found at toledozoo.org/wildaboutart.

As a sneak peek, the Zoo will also host a Preview Party from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, August 4. Guests will get an exclusive, first glimpse of the weekend art show with the opportunity to chat with and purchase the work of the participating artists, enjoy a primate painting session, sample local craft whisky and even observe local artists completing a giant giraffe sculpture! Reservations are required, guests must be 21 or over with valid ID to enter. Tickets are limited, include one cocktail and can be purchased online at toledozoo.org/wildaboutartpreview. Proceeds from the Preview Party benefit the Zoo’s conservation and education programs.

Mark your calendars now for the Buckeye Broadband Wild about Art at the Toledo Zoo on Aug 5 & 6, where originality reigns, imaginations are unleashed and creativity remains untamed!