Wings & Wildlife Opening Soirée & Benefit Auction

Fri. Nov 4, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
21 and Over
Price: $100.00
21 and Over
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Price: $100.00
21 and Over
Event Description

Join honorary chair Maris A. Bondi, featured artist Dave DiCello, and auction emcee Sally Wiggin at the National Aviary for the Opening Soirée & Benefit Auction.
After last year’s successful resurgence of the Wings & Wildlife Art Show, this year’s show returns to the National Aviary highlighting thirty-four artists from five states.

About the 2016 featured artist: Dave Dicello is a Pittsburgh photographer whose main subject is the city he grew up.  Whether it's from on top of a building, standing on a frozen river, or high up in a helicopter, Dave captures unique angles of the Steel City, natural landscapes, and animals, always searching for a fresh perspective.

Over heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists and see and purchase their work prior to the Show’s public debut. Throughout the evening, unique Aviary experiences, works of art, and other one-of-a-kind items will be up for bidding during silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefit the National Aviary’s avian medicine, education, and conservation programs locally and internationally.

Please contact or 412-258-9433 with questions

All guests must be 21 and over, and able to present a valid ID. NO Exceptions. Tickets are non-refundable.

Cocktail Attire

Valet Parking Included


Live Auction Items:

A week-long stay at Black Skimmer, a paradise home on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Located on a quiet street surrounded by farm fields and salt marsh, the house borders the Virginia Coast Reserve, which is the largest undeveloped coastal wilderness on the east coast.

Dinner prepared by renowned Executive Chef Josef Karst in your home for eight people

You will design a five-course meal with wine pairings together with Chef Karst from Atria’s Restaurant, and Atria’s will provide the food and wine for your meal.

A selective color metal print by our Wings & Wildlife featured artist, Dave DiCello

Dave’s amazing photographic skills are evident in this 6’ wide by 3’ tall metal print of the Andy Warhol Bridge under a supermoon in Pittsburgh.

An amazingly exclusive VIP experience for up to six people with the National Aviary’s awesome collection—including our 1-year-old sloth, Valentino


Imagine a raptor flying to your gloved arm, feeding our colony of African penguins, and petting a two-toed sloth. All of these encounters are a part of this priceless opportunity.


Event Sponsors as of October 21, 2016:

Silver Sponsor:
Trib Total Media

Bronze Sponsors:
Meyer Unkovich & Scott LLP
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
WTW Architects

Media Sponsors:
WHIRL Magazine


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National Aviary 700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212