Animalia Exhibit

07/21/2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Repeat every week on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays until 08/18/2019
Owl, collage, by Violet Davenport

It’s a jungle out there!

Kingdom Animalia includes over 7 million species of both living and extinct creatures. Every animal is a member of the Animalia kingdom, ranging from the smallest at 0.0003 inches, to the largest, up to 110 feet. The Animal Kingdom is about as diverse as it gets.

Humans, key players in this kingdom, have a complex relationship with their cohabitants. In practical ways, humans rely on animals for food, clothing, textiles. Working animals make physical or dangerous tasks easier and safer. Members of the animal kingdom have proved invaluable in helping humans reach important scientific and medical milestones. And humans have long documented their encounters and interactions with the animal kingdom, in artforms from cave drawings, to sacred statues, to photos of cats posted to Instagram. Our relationship with Kingdom Animalia is anything but simple. This show welcomes animals of all shapes, sizes, and mediums.

View the full list of accepted works.

Opening Reception:
Sunday July 21, 2:00–4:00pm

Exhibition Dates: July 21–August 18
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 1:00pm–5:00pm

End of Show Pick-Up:
Monday August 19, 2:30–6:00pm
Tuesday August 20, 2:30–6:00pm

Arts Center East’s Animalia exhibit will also feature a Pet Boutique and Artisan Craft Fair!

Dates: August 8–11 & 15–18
Time: Thursday, Friday, & Sunday 1:00–5:00pm; Saturday 10:00am–5:00pm

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Artisans & Crafters who want to sell their goods at the fair can find the vendor application here and return it to the office through July 31.


Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this exhibit possible!