Zoo to host unique art show and silent auction

August 14, 2012 by  

Art lovers have been invited to take part in an exclusive auction of pieces on display at Indianapolis Zoo.

Since it opened in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has become world-class, hosts over a million tourists every year, and has a major part in research and worldwide conservation. White River Gardens, continues connecting plants, animals, and people. This beautiful botanical attraction has grown into an international showplace where the bounty of a natural world can be enjoyed. Every spring, 15 accomplished artists are chosen to come to the Indianapolis Zoo and participate in the Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day. They will paint outdoors at the Gardens and Zoo, interpreting their visions of the wonder and natural beauty of the world.

The public is invited on August 23 to attend an artists’ reception and silent auction in the Hulman Riverhouse located at the White River Gardens. During the auction, bidding can be placed on a favorite piece of artwork done by the 15 artists from the Paint Out Day or you can relax and enjoy the exhibition. Throughout the evening, people can mingle with Zoo patrons and the artists, have access to Hilbert Conservatory, and finish with wine and light hors d’oeuvres.

Printing companies have likely been doing banner and flyer printing for this exciting and impressive occasion. This event is by reservation only and runs from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for those who are not members and $10 for members and their guests. Reservations should be made early because of limited space. The White River Gardens and Indianapolis Zoo are located at 1200 W. Washington Street. Make reservations by calling 317-630-2046. Any other information needed call (317) 630-2001.