Wild Side of the Arts
Date: Saturday, May 18
Experience Nature through the Arts at the Alexandria Zoo!
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Admission: Regular Zoo Admission. FOTAZ members FREE with card & ID.
This multi-cultural event promotes the Alexandria Zoo, local arts organizations, school art programs, artists and musicians in Central Louisiana.
All NEW Interactive Art Stations For Kids
Let your imagination go wild at fun craft stations for kids. Help create a large silk piece of art that will be part of the Land of the Jaguar Exhibit!
Les Whitt Statue Unveiling
The highlight of the day will be at 9:30 am when the bronze life size sculpture of Les Whitt is unveiled. Les Whitt was director of the Zoo from 1974 to 2008 and brought the Alexandria Zoo from a small menagerie threatened with closure by USDA to a nationally recognized facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The statue, commissioned by Friends of the Alexandria Zoo, was created by artist Bill Williamson of Tyler, Texas, who was a long time friend of Les.
Music All Day
Enjoy popular tunes by Fat Boy South plus Mavis and Harry, the Dulcimers, Octavia Williams, and Clint Turrentine.
Art Show and Sale
An art show and sale will feature local and regional artists.
Call to Artists
Area artists are invited to display and sell their work at Wild Side of the Arts. Artists retain 100% of their sales. For more information and the registration form, click HERE.
City of Alexandria and Friends of the Alexandria Zoo
Special Thanks to Pat & Molly Leaumont
Train Ride, Concessions, and Zootique open.