The Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary is launching the first donor wall of its kind in the country, designed with glass tiles cast from handprints from the public. The Auxiliary will begin selling the three dimensional one-of-a-kind tiles at their launch event taking place at the Phoenix Zoo on Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the Zoo’s Earth Day festivities.

Handprint in Glass

Handprint in Glass

During the launch event guests can purchase the $500 tile kit and receive hands-on instruction from Auxiliary members. The kit comes with the casting mold and once the handprint is captured in the mold, it is sent off to the designer to be placed in glass and etched with the name of the donor, and finished with a color.

“The tiles will be showcased in a premier location at the entrance of the Zoo,” says Auxiliary President, JoEllen Doornbos. “These unique and beautiful tiles will stand as a symbol of support of the Phoenix Zoo.”

The Auxiliary will also be selling the tiles and offering instruction on Saturday, April 26th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. After that event, tile kits will be available at the Zoo’s Desert Marketplace gift shop or by contacting the Auxiliary at 602.273.1341 x7342 or phxzooprints@gmail.com.

Handprints in Glass Concept Rendering

Handprints in Glass Concept Rendering