Anantara Hotels Resorts and Spa will be bringing the world’s largest open air art exhibition to Bangkok starting on 1st December 2015 and ending on January 29th 2016.The exhibition will showcase a herd of more than 100 beautifully colored 1.5 metre elephants beautifully decorated, creatively hand painted and donated by artists and celebrities around the world – to be exhibited in the streets of Bangkok and then auctioned off with the proceeds going to The Asian Elephant Foundation and The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) that was established in the year of 2006 in order to improve the plight of Thailand’s elephants, and has since been diversified to include welfare projects that incorporate broader philanthropic and cultural objectives with unprecedented success.
The first Elephant Parade was first held in Rotterdam in the Netherlands in 2007 and has travelled the globe to cities including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Milan and Hong Kong. Elephant Parade Bangkok will be a first for Thailand and the only one for the city.
Artists from all walks of life, as well as famous supporters of Elephant Parade Bangkok including movie stars, designers, DJs and models, have been busy designing their elephants to help paint a brighter.
“As a company, we are always looking for like-minded partners who share our true passion in saving the Asian elephant and Elephant Parade has long been known for its elephant conservation efforts in Thailand, which is why we feel this partnership is the ideal fit. The more awareness that is raised on the plight of domestic and wild elephants in Thailand the better the chances we have for their survival. I can’t think of a better way to raise awareness than bringing the largest open air art exhibition in support of Asian Elephants to Bangkok in 2015.” Said William E. Heinecke, Chairman and CEO of Minor International, the parent company of Anantara, Hotels Resorts & Spas.