NOTE: THE DATE OF THIS EVENT, AUGUST 11TH, IS THE DAY OF OUR ART IN THE GARDEN EVENT- WHEN THE FLAMINGOS WILL BEGIN TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE GARDENS. TO REGISTER AS A PARTICIPATING ARTIST, PLEASE SEE BELOW.
Here is how it works:
Register as soon as you can! You can register anytime, as long as you have your decorated flamingo to us by August 8th.
TO REGISTER: Send us a message here on Facebook, call 309.794.0991 or email email@example.com to register for your flamingo. Registration is $5 to cover the cost of the flamingo, and can be paid when you pick your flamingo up.
Once registered, stop by the Botanical Center to claim your unadorned, pink plastic flamingo and wire legs.
Go forth and CREATE! Alter your flamingo in any way you please (keeping it family friendly, no politics, religion, or nudity please!) Remember, your creation will be staged in the garden, so please choose water and weather durable materials if you want your bird to last!
Return your creation to the Quad City Botanical Center on or before August 8, 2018 during our business hours. Be sure to choose a catchy name to match your flamingo’s particular flair! We will nestle your creation in a garden bed, along with signage noting your name, and the name of your bird
Finally, sit back and enjoy the notoriety! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded based on people’s choice voting. Voting will be open the entire length of the exhibition, beginning August 11, 2018, at our Art in the Garden event and ending August 31, 2018
*Flamingo artists will receive two tickets to Art in the Garden event.
*Regular admission to Art in the Garden is $8 for adults, $4 for members of the QCBC and youth.