Colorado Springs Independent

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Art on the Hoof couldn't come any sooner

Alissa Smith Aug 24, 2018 10:01 AM
Susan McCreedy
Art on the Hoof 2018, Aug. 26, 6-9 p.m., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College,
Our local Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and its affiliates aren’t just about creating a rad local tourist attraction; they’re determined to aid in wildlife conservation worldwide. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo branch of the American Association of Zoo Keepers contributes to conservation efforts such as the International Rhino Foundation, VulPro (a South African vulture conservation program), Action for Cheetahs and more. Considering the zoo has taken some hard hits recently, and actually lost one of its endangered vultures to hail, it’s a good time to throw your support behind the causes that affect its animals and their relatives in the wild. Art on the Hoof, Sunday night’s fundraiser, will feature animal-themed artwork by a variety of artists, all offered to guests through prize drawings. Ticket holders who receive an “art ticket” will get to take a piece off the wall when their number is called, which makes for a fun and anticipatory evening. Artists have donated every piece of artwork you’ll see on display, and most of it is worth well over $75. If you want to check out the artwork without taking any home, you can enjoy food and drinks for a lower price, and your money still goes to a good cause.