[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Toledo Zoo is seeking creative artists and skilled makers to take part in Wild About Art, a two-day art fair. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of a nationally renowned zoo, features local and regional artists with various mediums on display for thousands of zoo visitors. This event will include live entertainment, activities, and, of course, animals!
Mediums permitted: ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal working, photography, printmaking/graphics, sculpture, textiles, and wood. Work does not have to be animal related.
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Enter by: 24 April 2023
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 a huge, loyal membership base of over 70,000 households and over 240,000 Facebook followers.
Zoo 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, and 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, which is a huge attendance driver for the event.
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