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Wild about Art

Sat, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. &
Sun, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Zoo opens at 9 a.m. for Members

Join us for our two-day art fair that takes place throughout Zoo grounds. This unique show, features local and regional artists with various mediums on display and for sale. Enjoy artist and animal painting demos, live musical entertainment and more!



Schedule of events

Animal Painting Demos (Each Day)

10:30 a.m.
African elephants, Tembo Trail, Indoor viewing

11 a.m.
Primate Forest

1 p.m.
African elephants, Tembo Trail, Bull yard

1:30 p.m.
Penguins, Penguin Beach

2:30 p.m.
Reptile House

3 p.m.
Primate Forest

Activities & Demos (Each Day)

All day
Kids’ Art Zone, Nature’s Neighborhood
Chalk art demos with Ice Creations, Throughout the Art Fair

Noon – 2 p.m.
Origami demos, Main Plaza

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Spin & Splat art demos, Nature’s Neighborhood

Noon – 3 p.m.
Crafts with Toledo School for the Arts (TSA), Near Monarch Marketplace

Saturday musical entertainment
Main Plaza

10:30 a.m. – noon
Millenius String Quartet

12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
TSA Pop Combo

3 & 4 p.m.
TSA Urban Jazz Collective

Sunday musical entertainment
Main Plaza

10:30 a.m. – noon
Millenius String Quartet

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
DC Taylor, Acoustic Duo

3 - 4 p.m.
TSA Urban Jazz Collective

Participating artists

Please note that vendor registration is closed for Wild About Art 2024. Registration for next year’s event will open on ZAPP® in January 2025, with the link available on our website.


Duane Ackley
Kelli Bechtel
Veronica Bialecki
Craig Blair
Deric Bolden
Amber Christy
Thomas Craley
Pamela Diulio
Emily Ferguson
Kenya Ferrand-Ott
Brant Georgia
Kelley Hensing
John Jurries
Brooke Lambrix
Megan Litts
Tuesdie Marshall
Nathaniel Miller
Linda Shetzer
Gwen Shipman
Michael Weber
Carmel Whitt
Yuemin Xin


Kelsey Angeli
Hayley Cason Grobbel
Alexander Gardner


Siobhan Bergman
Carrie Hawkins
Camryn Klocinski


Aaron Bordner
Randall Butterfield
Codey Dauch
Jaclyn Feldstein
Cheri Haskell
Paul Madden
Owen Wittekindt

Mixed Media

Chelsea Boucha
Erin Clinton
Megan Cummings
John Friermood
Heidi Fry
Summer Holmes
Tara Kaiser
Eric Ortiz
Mark Pike
Sunshine Studios
Evan Wilt

Print Making/ Graphics

Chad Bowman
Christina Jacobs
Katherine McKernan

Metal Working

Benjamin Branum


Carrie Brown
Kia Brown
Joe Buzolith
Tammy Doroshewitz
Darby Fogt
Kristy Luther
Margie Matheson
Elaine Robertson
Sarah Speer


Mary Burget
Shannon Jones
Matthew Paskiet


Jill Cantor
Kimberly Ford
Brenda Guerra


Adelfa Dowling
Michele Ross
Doug Stein
Barbie Sterling


Stacie Benison
Vicki Knauerhase
Michigan Soap co-op
Ahmed Orra
Megan Osinski
Pearl Podlinsek
Jessica Savage