Flamingos have been flocking to the Quad City Botanical Center this past week and are ready to be judged.

​The Flamingo Follies exhibit will culminate at the QC Botanical Center’s (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) Art in the Garden event this Saturday Aug 1 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission on closing day is included with admission to Art in the Garden, which is $10. The exhibit will be judged by Botanical Center guests.

The three artist categories include adult, youth and professional. All flamingos in the adult and professional category will become a donation to the center and will be auctioned or raffled off at Art in the Garden on August 1, 2020. Flamingos in the youth category may be reclaimed by the artist after August 1. Each registrant will receive two free passes to Art in the Garden.

Based on people’s choice voting, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each category. Voting will take place in the gardens the entire length of the exhibition of July 13-August 1.

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