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Beloved Creepy Critters Children’s Art Show at Volo Bog

Friday August 9, 2019 - Sunday October 6, 2019

Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Rd
Ingleside, IL 60041
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Beloved Creepy Critters Children’s Art Show at Volo Bog

Many wildlife species get bad reputations for being strange, pesky, or downright scary. Beloved Creepy Critters aims to raise awareness of the beauty these animals possess! Some of us may not like snakes, bugs, or rodents, but each play an important role in the environment we all share.

What animals qualify? While we all have our own definition of creepy, featured animals should be real, not imaginary! Some examples include but are not limited to:

Some of these animals may even be found living in Volo Bog!

All mediums of art accepted! Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, songs, poems, and jewelry are just a few examples. Be as creative as you want! All art must be delivered in person to the Volo Bog’s Visitor Center with a completed submission form. Call (815) 344-1294 to reserve space and arrange delivery time.

Artists’ Reception: Join us on Sunday, October 6th 12:30 P.M. – 2 P.M. to meet the artists, learn about some of the show’s featured animals, and enjoy deliciously creepy treats!

A Greater Purpose: Colleen Grandrath, a graduate student earning her master’s degree in biology from Miami University, will be hosting the show in conjunction with Volo Bog and Project Dragonfly. Her research focuses on non-charismatic animals and minimizing conflict between wildlife and humans. A love of the arts and misunderstood wildlife has inspired Beloved Creepy Critters and aims to raise awareness of the worth these animals have.

Submissions Accepted: August 9th – September 6th

Show Dates: September 13th – October 6th


For more information, call 815.344.1294

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