Art by Save the Chimps residents Dylan and Connor

The @RT BY CHIMPS event, in partnership with  Miami Swim Week™ The Shows, will showcase a collection of large canvases painted by our residents. Curated by acclaimed artist Karen Bystedt, who also donated photos from her Lost Warhols series of Andy Warhol for the chimps to paint on—much like Warhol himself created art from photos of celebrities. Proceeds benefit Save the Chimps.

“Chimps share 98% of our DNA,” says Save the Chimps CEO Ana Paula Tavares. “They are similar to humans emotionally, physically, and even creatively.” Read more about the event on the NY Post.

*It is important to note that our residents are never forced or asked to paint. Art is offered as an enrichment activity, and some of our residents enjoy it while others show no interest.