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Savage - Art Made By Animals 2017

 

Media Contacts:

Cindy Castelblanco
Office: 305-255-5551
CCastelblanco@zoomiami.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAVAGE Art Show Features Works by Zoo Miami Animals on August 26, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the SAVAGE Art Show will be held at Macaya Gallery in the Wynwood Arts District, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by the South Florida Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK), supported by Zoo Miami’s Conservation & Research Department, Zoo Miami Foundation, and Service Systems Associates.

The family-friendly show will feature unique artwork created by Zoo Miami’s animals and their keepers. Featured art will be available for sale, and all proceeds will support species conservation and research both locally and internationally. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend.  Admission is free for the general public, and will include animal encounters from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., special full-body virtual reality experiences, plus music and snacks. A cash bar will also be available during the event.

Macaya Gallery is located at 145 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL 33127. Metered street parking is available nearby, or guests can park at the Shops at Midtown Miami parking garage, located two blocks from the gallery.

About South Florida AAZK

Miami Metrozoo (now Zoo Miami) Zoo Keepers founded the South Florida Chapter of AAZK in 1981. As one of the longest instated chapters of AAZK, the South Florida Chapter has hosted numerous fundraisers to benefit conservation, education, and animal care. Like the other non-profit AAZK Chapters nationwide, the South Florida Chapter is comprised of dedicated Zoo Keepers and volunteers who dedicate their time to educate others while raising funds for animal enrichment, zoo keeper’s professional development, and various conservation projects.

About Zoo Miami Foundation

Zoo Miami Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports Zoo Miami through education, conservation and outreach programs; marketing and public relations; volunteer services and financial support for the construction of new exhibits.  For more information, call (305) 255-5551 or visit www.zoomiami.org.

About Zoo Miami

As one of the world’s greatest zoos, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world.  Visitors can now enjoy the NEW Florida: Mission Everglades expansion with alligators, bobcats, a bald eagle, a Florida panther and more impressive Florida natives.  Guests can slide along otters, come face to face with bears, crawl through a tunnel in the crocodile exhibit, float along the Lostman’s River “airboat” ride, play in the Cypress Landing Playground and more!

Zoo Miami is an award-winning Miami-Dade County Park located at 12400 SW 152 street; Miami, FL 33177. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; ticket booths close at 4 p.m.  Parking is free. For more information, please visit www.zoomiami.org or call (305) 251-0400.