First ever GLOW: Art After Dark at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens August 16 & 17

Valparaiso, IN – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens invites guests to interact with nocturnal nature, indulge in tasty food and drink, and enjoy glow-in-the-dark art exhibits & performances, all in the cool of a summer’s evening on August 16 & 17, 2013.

Join staff as they call in the owls during night hikes through the prairie and woodlands. Discover what insects are attracted by light at The Dynamic Moth exhibit on the prairie.

Art entertainment includes glow-in-the-dark Hula hoopers, music performances like The MuddSharks, and interactive exhibits such as DreamWeaver, Your Wish for the Environment.

No GLOW event is complete without a little glow swag. The Get Your Glow On gift shop will be on hand for guests to bedazzle themselves in the moonlight. Both glow-in-the-dark and LED accessories will be available.

“This event is the first of its kind in Northwest Indiana,” said Alexis R. Faust, President and CEO of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. “GLOW is a celebration of the natural phenomena that comes alive when the sun goes down.”

No matter if you have dabbled in glow-in-the-dark mediums or not, Taltree is recruiting artisans for their Art After Dark showcase. Space is still available for exhibit and performance entries. They are looking for local talent to be creative in showcasing their work with lighting, neon paint, and more – whatever looks cool in the dark!

Event central will be at The Railway Garden Depot and The SideTrack, Taltree’s newest concert and event lawn venue. The event begins at 8 p.m. Gate opens at 7:45 p.m. The event will be held whether rain or clear skies. Local food vendors will be on hand serving pierogies, snow cones, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and more.

Event admission is $10 (13 to 54 years old), $8 (55+ years old), $5 (5 to 12 years old), and free (4 years old and under). Members are free. All event proceeds power Taltree’s education, restoration, and conservation initiatives.

For more information and artist submission application, visit the GLOW website.  Artisan applications are accepted through Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

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