Silent Auction Open to the Public, Featuring Artist-decorated, Fabricated Penguins by Seattle Artists
All Proceeds will Benefit Woodland Park Zoo’s Field Conservation Program
WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo invites Seattle area residents to the new Greenwood development Piper Village for the final Penguins on the March silent auction on Friday, September 11th, between 6 – 9pm, during the monthly Art Up Greenwood-Phinney art walk. During the auction, Piper Village will also celebrate the grand opening of Mud Bay Granary and invites Seattle residents to bring their families and their furry-friends along for the fun.
Piper Village will host a festival-like event during the silent auction and art walk designed to bring this Seattle community together on this historic day in honor of family, laughter, animals and local art. Activities will be tailored to adults, children and man’s best friend – dogs. The evening will include:
- Crafts for kids provided by Top Ten Toys (FREE)
- Taproot Theatre Improv team performance at 7:30pm (FREE)
- Dog-friendly activities and goodies provided by Mud Bay Granary (FREE)
- Music and refreshments provided by Piper Village (FREE)
- Humboldt penguin-themed fun provided by Woodland Park Zoo (FREE)
- Face painting station by Colorific Kids ($5 – $14)
Most importantly, the event will feature twenty-five artist decorated penguins in a silent auction. In fact, fifty-four Seattle artists of all ages and experience levels painted, embellished and decorated these fabricated penguins. This community celebration of art and wildlife conservation is inspired by Woodland Park Zoo’s brand new Humboldt penguin exhibit, which opened in May. These penguins have been migrating through Seattle neighborhoods including Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Ballard, Fremont and Wallingford since early June.
About twenty-five of these penguins will be auctioned off to benefit Woodland Park Zoo’s field conservation program. Woodland Park Zoo supports 38 wildlife conservation projects in 50 countries worldwide, including the Humboldt Penguin Conservation Center at Punta San Juan.
WHEN: Friday, September 11, 2009
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Auction closes at 8:45 p.m.
Winning bids will be announced and distributed by 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Piper Village
Piper Village 8632 1st Ave NW
Silent Auction and Festival will be held on Morrow Lane.
Morrow Lane, is just off 85th street, behind, Bartell and Blockbuster, between Palatine and 1st Ave NW. The Lane will be closed to vehicles for this event. Street parking accessible on Palatine or 1st Ave NW from 85th Street.
FREE: Open to the public during Art Up Greenwood-Phinney monthly art walk
EVENT Penguins on the March Silent Auction
DETAILS: - 25 local artist-decorated penguins (many artists present)
- Guests can purchase a penguin - take it home same evening
- Cash, check and credit card will be accepted for all silent auction purchases
- Minimum bids range between $50 and $125
- Guaranteed bid set at $375 or a premium guaranteed bid at $1000 (includes personalized ornamental anchovy to be embedded in Woodland Park Zoo’s new west entry, opening in 2010.)
Piper Village Festival
- Taproot Theatre Improv Team performs at 7:30pm
- Children’s crafts provided by Top Ten Toys
- Activities and free items for dogs provided by Mud Bay Granary
- Free refreshments, music and other entertainment provided by Piper Village
- Penguin-themed and zoo activities provided by Woodland Park Zoo
- Face painting station provided by Colorific Kids
Auction bonus: Personalized ornamental anchovy
Generous auction winners who bid a minimum of $1,000 for wildlife conservation will also receive their name (or that of a family, friend or loved one) etched onto an ornamental anchovy, inspired by the favorite food of the Humboldt penguin. These etched anchovies will be embedded into a shoal of schooling fish at the new west entry plaza near the penguin exhibit sometime in 2010.