Instagram Contest

#MYWILDARTWild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas

Make your own ephemeral art! Enter the #MYWILDART Instagram contest by visiting one of our “creation stations,” located throughout our Garden and creating a one-of-a-kind work of art. Like a sandcastle by the sea, ephemeral art doesn’t last — so snap a photo of your creation to save the memory forever.  You can transform humble rocks, leaves,  sticks and more into awe-inspiring works of art and share them with your friends on Instagram!  Harness the power of self-expression and the healing, meditative benefits of spending time in nature, then share it with the world.

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

More about the exhibition:
Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas
features 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.


To Enter

Upload original photos of your creative art made at Wild Art Creation Stations to Instagram (or Facebook) between May 26 – October 1, 2017, tagging Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as the location.  By tagging your photo #MyWildArt and entering the contest, or emailing us your photos, you agree to allow Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to reproduce your photo in our newsletter and on our social media channels. We will happily give you credit. Please do not submit watermarked images.

#WildArt instagram contest submissions: heart shaped made from rocks and natural materialBe creative! We’ll choose winners based on creativity, fun and photographic composition.  Be sure to check your Instagram account for a message. Also, don’t forget to follow @LewisGinter on Instagram.


Grand Prize Winner will receive a prize package valued at over $900 including:

  •  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts one-year, Dual/Family membership, valued at $95.
  •  a Richmond Region Tourism attractions pass ($100+ value)
  • 12 passes to come back to the Garden. Yes, bring your 11 closest friends! $156 value.
    Plus, we’ll feature the winner on the Garden’s social media channels.VMFA logo

Second Place:

A family four-pack of passes to Dominion GardenFest of Lights (opening November 24, 2017).

Plus, we’ll feature the winner on the Garden’s social media channels — you’ll find all the links on our footer below.

Also, be sure to see our Butterflies LIVE! #Bflies Instagram contest ( runs April 14 – October 15, 2017) and our Million Blooms Instagram Contest (runs April 1, 2017 and Midnight on June 1, 2017.)Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas