The Elephant Parade, the world’s leading public art exposition in aid of the Asian elephant, will be taking over the streets of Chiang Mai this December, as it launches its first ever Elephant Parade event in the place where the global concept was born.
From 9th December 2016 until 15th January 2017, 89 Elephant Parade statues with a black ribbon, placed in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, will take over the city of Chiang Mai for an exhibition that intends to raise awareness on the plight of the elephant and fundraise to support important conservation and education projects.
Visitors to Elephant Parade Chiang Mai will discover elephants created by renowned Thai artists, international brands and top celebrities, such as: architect Duangrit Bunnag, ex-Miss Thailand Cindy Bishop, and Ferrari. The parade coincides with the opening of ‘Elephant Parade Land Experience’. This is a new Chiang Mai attraction where visitors will be able to enjoy a behind the scene’s tour of Elephant Parade’s art studio, visit the museum and paint their very own elephant.
Mike Spits, Elephant Parade Founder commented: “Chiang Mai is a very special place for Elephant Parade as it is near the home of Mosha, the baby elephant that lives here and inspired the Elephant Parade story. Today, the city is also our global operating headquarters. Many of our elephant statues are created by local Thai artists or inspired by Thailand’s rich culture. Home is where the heart is – this parade will have a very bespoke, intimate and welcoming air to its celebrations. We are highlighting our favourite spots across the city with the Elephant Parade Guide to Chiang Mai, a free booklet.”
Links for more informaton about Elephant Parade and their friends:
- Elephant Parade www.elephantparade.com
- Elephant Parade Chiang Mai Facebook event
- Elephant Parade webshop www.elephantparadewebshop.com
- Elephant Family: www.elephant-family.org
- Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital: www.friendsoftheasianelephant.org
- Naka Foundation: nakaelephantfoundation.org