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Penguins on the March kicks off Friday

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

Penguins can’t fly, but this one can…
And most penguins wear “tuxedos,” but this one sports a robe…

Come see dozens of these colorful and inventive penguin artworks unveiled this Friday, when Woodland Park Zoo and The Greenwood Collective launch our community art project—Penguins on the March.

Sixty-two artists from across Seattle, ranging in ages 8 to 80, designed and decorated these 22” penguin statues that will migrate across Seattle neighborhoods this summer.

But first, they’ll be unveiled at the base of the Space Needle on Friday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, and later that evening at The Greenwood Collective during the Art Walk, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Both events are free to the public, so come on by!

Then the penguins will migrate to outdoor locations across Ballard, Fremont, Greenwood and Phinney Ridge throughout the summer, spreading art and wildlife awareness. And brightening your day!

Inspired by Woodland Park Zoo’s all new Humboldt penguin exhibit, these colorful art ambassadors will later be auctioned off to raise funds for Woodland Park Zoo’s wildlife conservation programs, protecting endangered species and habitats in 50 countries around the world.