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AFC Tour Wraps Up in Arizona Achieving Milestone in Art Sales and Funds Raised

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In March, AFC wrapped up a very successful tour stop to Tucson's top attraction - the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) - a facility that uniquely combines a zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium over 98 acres of desert habitat.The museum also has a large conservation and research program that work towards the conservation of the Sonora Desert region. The museum's Art Institute fosters an appreciation in the use of fine art as a vehicle for conservation awareness and support.

On January 10, the tour premiered on January 10  in the Museum's Ironwood Galleryand closed on March 8. The opening day saw a tremendous turnout  and resulted in several artworks beingsold, bringing the total sales of AFC's live exhibit to over 25% - representing over $20,000 dollars raised for conservation and education.

During the opening weekend, several artists including AFC President were in attendance. The opening day started with special hosted screenings of AFC's three documentary films with a question and answer period, followed by the formal opening of the tour.

The exhibit the ASDM represents the second time AFC has toured tothe institution. The first tour to ASDM was in 2012 - an exhibit that garnered a record attendance for an opening in the Museum's 52-year history. 

Following the tour to Arizona, the exhibit is scheduled to move to South Florida on April 25at the Miramar Cultural Center and on May 12 at Nova Southeastern University.

For more information about the AFC exhibit and opening weekend at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, visit the ASDM website.

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