Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day is Saturday at the Indianapolis Zoo

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Visitors are invited to view the Indianapolis Zoo through the eyes of artists during the Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day. This annual outdoor event, runs from 9am-3pm on April 25 and features a group of 15 juried artists creating truly extraordinary art inspired by the stunning natural surroundings at the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens. As the artists are transforming blank canvases or hunks of clay into one-of-a-kind artworks, Zoo guests have the unique opportunity to see their creative visions come to life.

See Artistic Vision Come to Life at the Zoo

This annual “en plein air” (outdoors) event, which will be held from 9am-3pm April 25, features a group of 15 juried artists creating truly extraordinary art inspired by the stunning natural surroundings at the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens. As the artists are transforming blank canvases or hunks of clay into one-of-a-kind artworks, Zoo guests have the unique opportunity to see their creative visions come to life. sulpter
After the artworks have dried, they — along with pieces created by some of the Zoo’s artistically inclined animals — will be professionally framed by The Great Frame Up of Downtown & Broad Ripple before going on display from June 1-Aug. 26 in the Schaefer Rotunda at the Gardens.

galleryZoo patrons then have the chance to take home their favorite creations when they go up for bid at the Naturally Inspired Silent Auction and Artists’ Reception from 5:30-7pm Aug. 27 in the Hulman Riverhouse at the Gardens. Guests will also enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres and wine as they visit with the talented artists who made these beautiful pieces. Tickets for the silent auction and reception are $10 for Zoo members and their guests and $25 for non-members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 317-630-2046. Proceeds from the auction support the Zoo’s conservation mission.

Naturally Inspired Paint Out day activities are free for Zoo members and included with regular Zoo admission. Guests are encouraged to save time and money on their Zoo visit by purchasing tickets online at IndianapolisZoo.com.

 

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