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Zoo Comes Alive

WHO:

Wildlife is a spectacular muse, and art comes to life in the works of 34 artists at the Art Gone Wild Art Show and Sale, the finale of Art Gone Wild presented by Wilmington Trust, June 19 through June 26 at Zoo Atlanta.

WHAT:

Zoo Atlanta was transformed into an artists’ colony during Paint-Out Week, June 6 through 10, when some of Atlanta’s top talents worked en plein air as they created oneof-a-kind pieces inspired by the animals, botanicals and scenes of the Zoo. Their finished works will be exhibited and available for purchase in the Zoo’s Conservation Action Resource Center (ARC). Artists have generously agreed to donate 50 percent of art sales to Zoo Atlanta.

The exhibition launches with a kickoff event on Saturday, June 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the ARC. Guests will enjoy live music and a first look at the works created during Paint-Out Week. The kickoff event is free to the public.

The Art Show and Sale begins June 19 and continues through June 26. Entry to the gallery is complimentary; general admission tickets must be purchased to enjoy the rest of the Zoo.

Visit zooatlanta.org to learn more.

WHEN:

Kickoff event: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Art Show and Sale: June 19 through June 26

WHERE:

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

CONTACT:

Rachel Davis, Director of Communications

404.624.2812 – office

404.309.2238 – cell

rdavis@zooatlanta.org

Gavin Johnson, Public Relations and Communications Specialist

404.624.5980 – office

gjohnson@zooatlanta.org

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. The Zoo’s newest destination, Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring 60 species in a 111,000 square-foot complex, opened in April 2015. Zoo collection highlights include Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; North America’s largest zoological collection of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Up-close-and-personal animal experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African elephants, Aldabra giant tortoises, giant pandas, Sumatran tigers and warthogs. Zoo Atlanta is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org or call 404.624.WILD.

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