Naturally Inspired Art Show

May 22 - Aug 19

Naturally Inspired Art Show

Free for Art Show

Presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown

Naturally Inspired Art Show presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown

Enjoy a beautiful display of amazing artworks inspired by our own plants and animals!

After the paintings created during Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day have dried and been professionally framed by The Great Frame Up Downtown, they are displayed for the summer in the Schaefer Rotunda at White River Gardens. Plus, you also get to enjoy the works of some of our more artistically inclined animals. Who knows — you may see a penguin Picasso, a rhino Renoir, an elephant Escher and many others! The Naturally Inspired Art Show is included with Zoo admission.

Join us for the annual silent auction and artists’ reception, 5:30-7:30pm on Thursday, Aug. 20, in the Hulman Riverhouse at the Gardens. Bid on your favorite artwork or just enjoy the show! You’ll also get to mingle with artists and other Zoo patrons, get after-hours access to the Hilbert Conservatory, with its beautiful views of downtown Indianapolis, and savor light hors d’oeuvres and beer. Plus, one of the 15 talented artists will receive the Members Choice award. Reservations are required for the reception and silent auction. For more information contact our Membership office at or 317-630-2046.​

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