Art Gone Wild presented by Wilmington Trust
Watch 30 artists at work in the Zoo during Paint-Out Week from June 5 through June 9.
The inspirations of the natural world become muses as Zoo Atlanta kicks off its fourth annual summer celebration of art at Art Gone Wild Paint-Out Week, the kickoff of Art Gone Wild presented by Wilmington Trust, from June 5 through June 9, 2017.
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 in spring 2017, around 30 of Atlanta’s top talents will be stationed throughout the Zoo during Paint-Out Week, an opportunity for visitors to watch as the artists create one-of-a-kind masterpieces inspired by the animals, botanicals and experiences of Zoo Atlanta.
Guests may purchase small sketches and studies by the artists during the Clothesline Sale from Wednesday, June 7 through Friday, June 9. The finished artworks will be exhibited and available for purchase during the Art Gone Wild Art Sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18. There is no additional cost to watch the artists at work or to view the sketches, studies or finished artworks.
Paint-Out Week: Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Clothesline Sale: Wednesday, June 7 through Friday, June 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Art Gone Wild Art Sale: Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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About Zoo Atlanta
Viewed as one of the finest zoological institutions in the U.S. and a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta has a mission to inspire value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family experiences. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Zoo highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, a set of twins born to Lun Lun on September 3, 2016; North America’s largest zoological population of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring more than 70 species in a 111,000 square-foot complex, is the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian exhibit. The Zoo’s newest experience, Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente, opened in March 2017. Up-close-and-personal animal experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African elephants, African lions, Aldabra giant tortoises, giant pandas, lemurs and warthogs. Zoo Atlanta is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife presentations, education programs and special events run year-round.