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Art Gone Wild at Zoo Atlanta

See artists at work during Paint-Out Week, June 3 through June 7.

Wildlife and the natural world are sources of inspiration at Art Gone Wild, Zoo Atlanta’s signature celebration of art. The sixth-annual event kicks off with Paint-Out Week, coming up Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7, 2019.

Paint-Out Week
Art Gone Wild highlights the centuries-old approach to art known as en plein air or “in the open air.” Selected during a call for artists earlier this year, more than 30 of Atlanta’s top talents will be stationed throughout the Zoo during Paint-Out Week, an opportunity for visitors to watch as artworks inspired by the animals and scenes of Zoo Atlanta begin to take shape.

Clothesline Sale
Guests may purchase sketches, studies and small paintings by the artists during a Clothesline Sale on the Zoo’s Grand Patio from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7.

Art Sale Kickoff Party
Be one of the first to view and purchase pieces from the 2019 Art Gone Wild collection of finished original works created during Paint-Out Week at an evening with the artists on Friday, June 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no charge to attend the Kickoff Party, which will also feature live music, a chance to meet the artists and a cash bar. The gallery will be located in the Zoo’s Conservation Action Resource Center (ARC). Guests may enter through the Conservation Education Gate located in the Cherokee Avenue parking lot.

Art Show and Sale
View and purchase finished artworks during the two-day Art Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Entry to the special exhibition is included with Zoo admission.

Proceeds from Art Sales benefit Zoo Atlanta conservation efforts. For more on global and local programs and partnerships benefiting from Zoo support, visit Learn more about Art Gone Wild and the 2019 artists at

Paint-Out Week:
Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Clothesline Sale: Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kickoff Party: Friday, June 14, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Art Show and Sale: Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Zoo Atlanta 
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA  30315

Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office 
404.309.2238 – cell

Gavin Johnson, Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office

About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, home to more than 70 species in the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian complex. Experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African lions, Aldabra giant tortoises, giant pandas and lemurs. Zoo Atlanta is open year-round with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper Talks, interactive wildlife presentations, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, visit

Coming in summer 2019: the all-new African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs and meerkats. The African Savanna is part of the Zoo’s landmark Grand New View transformation. Future elements include Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination, and a new grand entry plaza, opening in early 2020. For more on the Zoo’s mission and conservation programs and partnerships, visit or download the 2018 conservation report, Beyond the Zoo.

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