Silent Skies Mural to be Centerpiece of New City-wide Earth Day Celebration

Silent Skies Mural to be Centerpiece of New City-wide Earth Day Celebration

Vancouver, BC., Canada - Oct 18, 2019 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is thrilled to announce the latest host city of its Silent Skies Mural - St. Louis, Missouri. The 100-foot mural will be on exhibit in April 2020 for three of the city's top cultural attractions - The St. Louis Zoo as well as the Missouri Botanical Gardens and the iconic St. Louis Arch Museum.

AFC Signature Member and mural contributing artist, Sandy Brooks championed the event and is assisting in bringing AFC's associated youth education program to the city to inspire a love of nature, impart conservation concepts and familiarize students with individual bird species and the challenges they face., Sandy Brooks elucidates on the expanding vision: "I'm thrilled to be a part of bringing this remarkable mural to St. Louis and to use it to inspire organizations across the city to come together in promoting conservation." 

"We're very excited to highlight the urgent plight of bird species worldwide to the residents and visitors in the beautiful city of St. Louis. This event is a model of what we aim to catalyze in cities across the United States and indeed the globe" adds AFC President Jeff Whiting.

Following 2020 Earth Day activities, the mural will remain on exhibit through June, 2020. More details will be announced as the event develops and public programming is scheduled.

Photos by Kent Burgess. St. Louis Arch photo by Marty McKay.


Jeffrey Whiting

About Artists for Conservation
A Canadian-based non-profit organization, AFC is the world's leading artist group supporting the environment. Its mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature. The organization represents approximately 500 of the world's top wildlife and nature artists who support its mission, from nearly 30 countries. AFC's annual juried exhibit, now in its ninth year features leading artists from around the globe and has gained recognition as the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit.

About St. Louis Zoo
The Saint Louis Zoo is dedicated to connecting people to animals. Annually, approximately 3 million visitors get the opportunity to experience 17,000+ animals in the Zoo's care; many of them are rare and endangered. The Zoo is renowned for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education. And as a free zoo, visitors are encouraged to come back again...and again!

About Missouri Botanical Garden
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.

About St. Louis Arch Museum
Featuring 201 years of history within six themed exhibit areas, this innovative and interactive museum celebrates America’s pioneering spirit and explains the westward expansion of the United States with an emphasis on St. Louis’ role in that era. The galleries span from 1764 to 1965 with topics covering Colonial St. Louis, Jefferson’s Vision, Manifest Destiny, The Riverfront Era, New Frontiers, and Building the Gateway Arch. Located in Gateway Arch National Park, formerly known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial until 2018, is an American national park located in St. Louis, Missouri, near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.



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