Art in the Wild Day

Oct 29 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
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Stay tuned for announcements about activities honoring 2022-2023 Duck Stamp artists and the legacy of Refuge namesake Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling, a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist of the early 20th century.


Current, six-time Federal Duck Stamp winner Jim Hautman, who has achieved the most wins of any artist in federal duck stamp history, will make a personal appearance that day to sign stamps. An exhibition of his nature art will also be on display in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium that day and through November.


The Refuge’s 2022-2023 Artist in Residence Jacqui Roch will be on hand to lead nature-art demos and workshops, plus expect special art exhibitions, the announcement of the 2022 “Ding” Darling Amateur Nature Photography Contest winners, anniversary treats, and other surprises.


Admission to Wildlife Drive will be free that day. 


DDWS seeks sponsors for this year's Art in the Wild. For more information, contact April Boehnen at 239-472-1100 ext. 4.