GCAA Wild Things Art Fest May 22 at Al. Gulf Coast Zoo
The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo will present the Wild Things Art Fest at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo on May 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The zoo is located at 20499 Oak Rd. E. in Gulf Shores.
With abundant space and set-up opportunity, this venue promises to be the ideal festival site for a sunny May display of local art! The goals of the GCAA are to bring awareness to the Gulf Shores community of the amazing talent of artists in the region and allow patrons to view the beauty and amenities of the City’s expanded and updated Zoo.
The Wild Things Art Fest is free for all ages. Festival artists will receive free admission to the Zoo and GCAA members will receive a Zoo entry discount. Anyone associated with GCAA, members or artists, will also receive a discount to dine at the Zoo’s Safari Club Restaurant. Please stop by the GCAA Gallery to pick up your discount cards.
On the day of the festival, there will be a face painting tent set up for the kiddos, and, Animal Art Demos from the Zoo’s very own animal Picassos. Word is that Kevin Bacon, the pig, and Bruce Quillis, the porcupine, are super talented!
There will also be live music throughout the day. GCAA music teacher, Kim Shannon, and the Spinnaker Band will kick off the tunes at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Local musician, Destiny Brown, will take the stage at Noon and again at 2 p.m.
The Wild Things Art Fest is a great opportunity for local artists to step into the exciting venture of showing their art at the Zoo, meeting fellow artists, and being inspired by supporting the community through the two presenting non-profits, the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
Artists can sign up at the GCAA Gallery or by calling 251-948-2627. The exhibiting fee is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Artists will be given set-up instructions a week prior to the festival. Space is limited to only 45 artists! Get your space now! People will be “lion-ing” up!