Now in its 15th year, Hogle Zoo's annual World of the Wild art show — running Saturday through April 6 — is a competition/exhibition intended to encourage diverse artistic interpretation of the natural world and bring these works together to help everyone gain a greater appreciation for wildlife and wild places. Because this is a well-known and juried art show, there are always many submissions, but less than half are accepted.

This year, the ages of artists range from 6 to adults hailing from all over the state. Entrance to the art show exhibition hall is free with regular zoo admission, and most of the artwork is for sale, with 30 percent going toward the continuation of art programs at the zoo. Collectible posters will also be available for purchase.

The World of the Wild Art Show is funded in part by grants from the Utah Arts Council and the Salt Lake City Arts Council. Visit Hogle Zoo online at www.hoglezoo.org or for more information, contact Holly Braithwaite by e-mail at [email protected] or call 584-1729.