Wild About Art At The Toledo Zoo (Ohio) - Call For Artists

Wild About Art At The Toledo Zoo (Ohio) – Call For Artists

Wild About Art At The Toledo Zoo (Ohio) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Toledo Zoo announces a call for artists for Wild About Art, seeking creative artists and skilled makers to take part in a uniquely wild, two-day art fair that takes place throughout Zoo grounds. This event features local and regional artists with various mediums on display and for sale to thousands of Zoo visitors. It includes live entertainment, hands-on art activities, and, of course, animals!

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 26 April 2024

Work does not have to be animal related. Mediums permitted: ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal working, photography, printmaking/graphics, sculpture, textiles, and wood.

Wild About Art Artist Benefits

Artists will set up around the Zoo’s beautiful grounds and animals and be exposed to a diverse audience of animal and art lovers. Wild About Art will be promoted to the Zoo’s huge, loyal membership base of over 70,000 households, as well as over 343,000 Facebook followers. Staff and volunteers assisting with the event are top notch and bend over backwards to make sure artists feel welcome and taken care of. Artist Amenities include:

  • Free parking and Zoo admission
  • Free electricity
  • An air-conditioned artist lounge with complimentary beverages and snacks
  • Volunteer booth sitters available up to 15 minutes
  • Volunteers on hand to assist with set up and tear down
  • 24-hour security
  • An estimated over 10,000 Zoo visitors for the weekend

About the Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo has been around for more than a hundred years. It is home to more than 10,000 individual animals representing over 720 species. In an effort to save endangered wildlife, the zoo participates in more than 80 Species Survival Plans that ensure healthy, genetically diverse Zoo populations. Travel around the world from the tropics to Greenland, ocean to sky, and desert to rainforest in one Zoo visit. Animals take part in the art fair by creating their own works of art, a huge attendance driver for the event.

For more information, contact artfair@toledozoo.org

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