An Evening with the Animals & Art: A PAWsitive Cause

Oct 04

6 - 8:30 p.m.
Akron Art Museum (1 S High Street, Akron, OH 44308)

PAW LogoJoin us for food, drinks, art and an up-close and personal animal experience with some of the Akron Zoo's animal ambassadors from around our wild world at the Akron Art Museum!

The Akron Zoo strives to be a leading example of conservation action to benefit our natural world and its inhabitants. Professionals Advocating for Wildlife (P.A.W.) helps the Akron Zoo fulfill that mission by advocating and fundraising for the zoo.

Join P.A.W. members for this up-close and personal experience with some of the Akron Zoo's furry, feathery and scaly animal ambassadors! Learn about the conservation work your Akron Zoo participates in while enjoying drinks, food and friends. Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Akron Art Museum galleries and bid on unique, abstract and creative animal art. Funds raised at An Evening with the Animals & Art benefit the Akron Zoo's Conservation Fund. 


  • General Admission: $55
    • includes hors d’oeuvres & two drinks
  • Friends of P.A.W.: $50
    •  includes hors d’oeuvres & two drinks
  • Designated Driver: $45
    • includes hors d’oeuvres
  • Child (2 - 17): $25
    • includes hors d'oeuvres

Purchase Tickets

Online Auction

Bid on some pawsitively awesome items! Winners do not need to be present to win. Items are all art-inspired and include animal art created by our tiger, Playhouse Square tickets, pet portrait and more! 

Auction closes on Oct. 4 at 8:15 p.m.

Bid Now

Conservation Advocates: 

Akron Zoo Executive Team

Kyle, Megan and Marcus Shelton


Conservation Friends:

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Roetzel Logo   

Kevin and Denise Schaffner

Bruce S. Ford


In-Kind Sponsors:

Driftwood Catering

Taste of Excellence    


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Allyson Boyd at 330-375-2550 ext. 7277 or