Summer of Cats — Felines: Fierce & Friendly!


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Painting: Sitting in the Window of the Barn by Janet Heaton ©2001

New art exhibit opens June 6, launching feline-themed summer programs

What: Spend the summer herding cats when Lindsay Wildlife Experience (LWE) presents Summer of Cats — Felines: Fierce and Friendly! The fun kicks-off June 6!

During The Summer of Cats, we are asking young visitors to take the “Purr-fect Pledge,” reinforcing our message to keep domestic cats inside to prevent injuries, disease and short life spans.

Children who wish to take the pledge will be a leader in their family in keeping the cat indoors. Children who visit Lindsay this summer can color a picture of a cat provided by Lindsay, and bring in a photo of their cat, and it will be hung up in the our Exhibit Hall. Every child who takes the pledge will leave with a “Cats Inside Bookmark.” Families are also welcome to post pictures of their cats to LWE’s Instagram page with the hashtag #lindsaysummerofcats or on our Facebook page.

Fore more information, including sponsorship opportunities click here!

 Special Events:

June 6 – August 31

Wednesday – Sunday

Feline Fine: Art of Cats II – a traveling exhibit of 50 new paintings and sculptures by leading artists who specialize in the subject of cats, including domestic breeds and wild cats, in a variety of styles ranging from photo-realism to painterly impressionism, feline fantasy art and computer generated feline art. This exhibit follows the 2003 wildly popular Feline Fine: Art of the Cats. General admission: $8.50/adults; $6.50/children ages 2-17; $7.50/seniors age 65 and up, free for members.

Saturday, June 20

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cat Day – cat activities, arts and crafts; cat adoptions from the Animal Rescue Foundation.

General admission: $8.50/adults; $6.50/children ages 2-17; $7.50/seniors age 65 and up, free for members.

Friday, June 26

6 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday Night at Lindsay – families can meet and great animals, star gaze, do cat crafts, hear about bats, have dinner at the Street Dog Food Truck and more! Cost: $15/adults ($10 for members); $5/children ages 2-17 (does not include Street Dog Food Truck).

Photo: Sitting in the Window of the Barn by Janet Heaton ©2001

FELINE FINE: ART OF CATS II is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director,

Exhibition information available from FELINE FINE: ART OF CATS II Tour Office, David J. Wagner, L.L.C.,, (414) 221-6878, [email protected] or go to