Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and The Montgomery Zoon Announce ARTS GONE WILD Partnership

March 08, 2012
Meg Lewis
Director of Marketing & Communications
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and The Montgomery Zoo Announce
ARTS GONE WILD Partnership

New Retail Space Set to Open Spring 2012

Montgomery, AL -
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and Montgomery Zoo are proud to announce that they will open a new shared retail space in Downtown Montgomery. The store will be called Arts Gone Wild. The space will feature merchandise from each organization and serve as a satellite box office for tickets to ASF productions, admission to the zoo and tickets to special events at the museum.

The new store will be located at 200 Tallapoosa Street, across the street from the Renaissance Hotel, in one of the City’s new retail incubators. The store is expected to open in April of 2012. The hours of operation will be 11 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday and 11 AM - 4 PM on Saturdays.

Arts Gone Wild will invite visitors to Montgomery lodging in downtown hotels inside to find out more about these world class attractions which are located outside of the downtown area.

“Having a presence in such an excellent location will help create even more awareness of what these three outstanding organizations collectively have to offer residents of the River Region, the downtown workforce and the thousands of visitors who come to Montgomery each year,” says Geoffrey Sherman, ASF’s Producing Artistic Director.

For more information on Arts Gone Wild visit the store’s Facebook page at  and follow them on twitter at

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is among the largest Shakespeare theatres in the world. Designated as The State Theatre of Alabama, ASF has been located in Montgomery since 1985 when it moved from Anniston as a result of Mr. and Mrs. Wynton M. Blount’s gift of a performing arts complex set in the 250-acre Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park. This program/project has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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