Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas

May 26 – October 1, 2017

Wild Art.

Richmond’s art scene comes alive throughout Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s 50 acres of cultivated landscape, where regional artists entwine art and nature to spark a new way of interacting with the natural world. In addition to the featured works of art, keep an eye out for pop-up ephemeral art made from fallen petals, leaves, sticks and stones, designed to surprise and delight and then fade with the passage of time. Enjoy digging into your creative side through the making of nature-inspired art in designated areas of the Garden.

Art Comes Alive.

Wild Art: a Journey Off-Canvas is a collaborative community art experience inspired by nature, combining the efforts of regional artists and thousands of Garden visitors to transform the Garden into a living tapestry of natural art.

Wild Art will feature large-scale art installations made from materials found in the natural environment. Scattered throughout the Garden to prompt exploration and discovery, the multi-sensory experiences will spark new ways of interacting with the natural world and each other.

Visitor as Artist.

Humble rocks, leaves, petals and sticks are transformed into awe-inspiring works of art as ephemeral art and creation stations provide something new to discover each trip, encouraging self-expression and harnessing the healing, meditative benefits of spending time in nature.
Ginkgo tree ephemeral environmental art exhibition

Wild Art Creation Stations — allow all visitors to become a part of the exhibition, providing an opportunity for everyone to explore their wild side.

Pop-up & Ephemeral Art — created by volunteers, partner groups and staff and guest artists, these works of art encourage visitors to see the natural beauty in the environment.

Learn about our Wild Art Instagram contest.


Generously supported by Altria Group.
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Thanks to media sponsor The Community Idea Stations.
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