Masque Soirée on March 13

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Wonder Gardens is unveiling a special new event for 2021! Masque Soirée on March 13th, 2021 from 6-9pm. Featuring local and internationally renowned artists- more than 15 live artists and musicians will create wonder throughout the gardens!

See award winning master Italian street painter, Jane Portaluppi Durand work her magic! Witness locally loved and internationally renowned plein air painter Paul Arsenault at work. Marvel at an interactive art installation by local supporter of the arts and creative force, Jackie Morelisse. Wonder at Paper Grotto Theatre by New York performance-artist Lily Hatchet. See nature-movement installations by local artist Andrew McClure. Plein Air painters and musical groups throughout the grounds including strings, harpist, hammeredflute and more.

Guests will enjoy 3 free animal encounters, and 3 free interactive photo opportunities!

A special thanks to Fifth Third Bank as our Flamingo Premier Sponsor for the evening.

Buy your tickets now for the Wonder Gardens, Masque Soirée on March 13th, 2021 from 6-9pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children with Wonder Gardens members receiving one free drink ticket.

The Wonder Gardens is leading with safety in mind for the Masque Soirée with our mask required, creativity encouraged one-of-a-kind event of the year! Masque Soirée is a play on “masquerade” and invites attendees to decorate and have fun with their masks for this event.  An uplifting and playful idea that is as unique and fun as the Wonder Gardens! This event offers a beautiful outdoor venue, enabling social distancing.  This is also the first time that an evening event at the Wonder Gardens, of this magnitude, is accessibly priced for families to enjoy the gardens at night.

Not able to attend in person? You can attend from the location of your choosing by joining us virtually – we promise you won’t miss a minute of wonder as it unfolds that evening!

While it was a difficult decision, our team decided to cancel this year’s Enchanted Gala, which was scheduled for February 18, 2021 because we care about your safety and wellbeing. We originally planned to offer a series of three smaller events, in order allow social distancing. Due to the elevated coronavirus risk in SWFL, the Wonder Gardens was forced to cancel our annual fundraiser.

Raffles supporting Wonder Gardens and more than 300 rescued and non-releasable animal-residents will go live with ticket sales on March 1, 2021. Do not miss out on your chance to win a trip to Villa Paraiso, Mexico where 4-6 couples can spend an unforgettable week in a beautiful oceanside estate. Exclusive in-your-own-backyard garden creations will also be a part of our online raffle.

There will be fabulous food and drinks available for purchase including, Roots to Fruits Organic farm and Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza.

Stroll in the fresh air, socially distance, and support the Wonder Gardens! We can all use a little lightheartedness and escape from what the past year has handed us and this event at the Wonder Gardens is sure to provide us creativity, beauty, and wonderful fun in a safe and unique environment.

Interested in a unique sponsorship opportunity? Support Wonder Gardens, our 300+ rescued and non-releasable animals and help preserve our community’s remaining piece of Old Florida by being a sponsor! Call 239-992-2591 to learn more about sponsoring entertainment, beverage and hospitality, an artist area, or décor and lighting!

The 85-year-old Wonder Gardens is home to rescued and non-releasable birds and reptiles nestled among the sprawling banyan trees and plantings. While preserving the very best of the historic Wonder Gardens, the charitable organization is caring for more than 300 resident animals, upgrading wildlife enclosures, growing the botanical beauty of the property, adding education programs and events, and further engaging the community to enjoy this jewel in historic Downtown Bonita Springs.

A cultural icon, the Wonder Gardens stands as one of the few remaining cornerstones of Old Florida. Here, we tell a story there are few left to tell while educating our region on our important environment and wildlife.

 

Contact:

Zawi Borsa – Event & Marketing Manager

Wonder Gardens

Tickets at www.wondergardens.org

239-221-4495 – cell phone for Zawi

[email protected] – email contact

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