The Resorts of Dana Point, CA including the Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, and Doubletree Suites have united for a global and noble cause to help save the Asian elephants. The four resorts are hosting the legendary U.S. debut of the internationally celebrated Elephant Parade® wildlife conservation event from August 23rd - November 17, 2013, in the lovely seaside destination. This event is the world’s only open-air exhibit supporting Asian elephant conservation and is one that, for two months, will showcase around Dana Point a herd of 40 life-size baby elephant sculptures which are hand painted by world-famous artists, acclaimed designers, and iconic celebrities. In an effort to raise funds for The Asian Elephant Foundation, the elephants will be up for auction on November 17th at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa and donations will go to the charity. Dana Point, CA, is the first of eight U.S. cities that will be hosting The Elephant Parade®. So far, since inception in 2006, this organization has raised over $6 million around the world to help save this vanishing species.
Article & Images by Christina Bush
Chris named his Elephant THERE'S STILL HOPE he painted endangered wildlife from around the world on both sides.
Chris spent nearly three weeks in the studio painting one of the elephants to join the Elephant Parade.