ArtsMemphis and Ducks Unlimited host Family Day at Shelby Farm | Community Spirit
Information provided by ArtsMemphis
ArtsMemphis and Ducks Unlimited will host Conservation Through Art (CTA) Family Day from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, at Shelby Farms Visitor Center.
The free event, sponsored by Baptist Memorial Health Care, will feature a variety of outdoor activities designed for the entire family, including fishing, conservation games, duck calling lessons and working dog demonstrations.
Organizations offering activity booths include the Metal Museum, the Orpheum Theatre, New Ballet Ensemble and School and Theatre Memphis. Whole Foods Market will provide an eco-friendly learning game and healthy snacks. Family Day also will include performances by Voices of the South, Watoto Memphis and Prizm Ensemble.
Conservation Through Art (CTA) is a biennial event between ArtsMemphis and Ducks Unlimited designed to raise public awareness for the arts and area conservation efforts. Since its inception in 2005, CTA has raised more than $3 million for these causes.
For more information about Family Day, please visit conservationthroughart.org.
Since 1963, ArtsMemphis has raised funds to ensure excellence in the arts and to build a vibrant cultural community for everyone. During FY12, ArtsMemphis allocated more than 95 percent of its annual campaign, in addition to enhancement funds from the historic Memphis for the Arts endowment campaign, to distribute $4 million, including more than 100 grants to 60 local arts and culture groups in 10 categories. For more information, visit artsmemphis.org.
About Ducks Unlimited:
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, DU is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, with special events, projects and promotions across the continent. Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 12 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Rouse, ArtsMemphis, 901/578-2760, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Adler Thorp, 901/826-8318, email@example.com