Naturally Inspired Paint Out

Apr 09

Naturally Inspired Paint Out

9 AM - 3 PM

Presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown
Artist Application

Naturally Inspired Paint Out presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown

We’re currently accepting artist applications for our 20th annual Naturally Inspired Paint Out. Please download the Entry Form and submit that with the requested materials by Friday, Feb. 19.

Experience the Zoo through the eyes of artists!

Each year, the Zoo invites a group of juried artists to make art “en plein air” (outdoors) at the Naturally Inspired Paint Out presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown. This signature Zoo event is a great opportunity to showcase your talents in front of thousands of Zoo patrons while also supporting the Zoo’s mission of animal conservation. ​

During this annual event, artists transform a blank canvas or a hunk of clay into a truly extraordinary work of art inspired by the natural world, right here at the Indianapolis Zoo.


Naturally Inspired Art Show

After the artworks are complete and been professionally framed by The Great Frame Up Downtown, see them alongside the works of some of our more artistically inclined animals. Who knows — you may see a penguin Picasso, a walrus Warhol, an elephant Escher and many others!

Come see these colorful creations in person, and then you can take home the art your heart desires during the Naturaly Inspired Silent Auction.

Silent Auction

See a painting or sculpture that you’d like to have at home? Join us for our Naturally Inspired Silent Auction in the Hulman Riverhouse at White River Gardens. Take in the spectacular view of downtown Indianapolis, admire the beautiful pieces and bid art your heart desires. Plus, enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres while you mingle and meet the talented artists. All the proceeds from our Naturally Inspired Silent Auction benefit the Zoo’s animals and conservation programs.

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