Bangkok (Thailand) – August 1, 2017 (travelindex) – River City Bangkok, in collaboration with Elephant Parade, presents “ELEPHANT PARADE BY THE RIVER” during 10 August – 3 September 2017. The exhibition will see a herd of thirty-three 1 x 2 meters brightly coloured elephants – which have been decorated and hand painted by artists and celebrities – to be exhibited throughout the shopping mall. These elephants are for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the charity. What’s more, one of the elephants named “Nam” (literally means “water” in Thai) will be hand painted at the opening reception on 10 August at RCB Artery, 1st Floor, at 6 p.m. by a female celebrity in line with the campaign of “Women’s Journey Thailand” campaign of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote a wide range of activities for women travelers from around the world.
Elephant Parade event was created after founder Marc Spits and his son Mike visited the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital in Thailand which treats sick and injured elephants. There they saw Mosha, a baby elephant who lost her foot when only seven months old and was the first elephant to receive a prosthetic limb. She is fitted with a new leg every year, and must then learn to walk all over again. Mosha wearing her prosthetic leg is always featured in each Elephant Parade exposition.
Since the Parade started in 2006 various artists have participated and over 1,000 elephants have been created; each an original piece of art. Famous international supporters of Elephant Parade include; Sir Richard Branson, the Duchess of York, Evelyn de Rothschild, Goldie Hawn, Khloe Kardashian, Katy Perry, Tommy Hilfiger, Paul Smith, Joanna Lumley, Michael Palin, Ricky Gervais and Prince Henrik of Denmark.
About River City Bangkok – The Anchor of Arts and Antiques
Sitting elegantly on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, River City Bangkok is Asia’s premier arts and antiques hub. For more than three decades, River City Bangkok has continuously offered magnificent products and services under the concept of “THE ANCHOR OF ARTS AND ANTIQUES”. Here, you will be mesmerized by collections of rare masterpieces in many categories imaginable. The furniture, art, and decorative items on display span many eras and locations. What’s more, the shopping center not only features a diverse selection of galleries, but also organizes arts events, workshops and seminars to provide knowledge to collectors, visitors and art lovers.
About Elephant Parade
Elephant Parade is a social enterprise and runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The life-size, baby elephant statues are exhibited in international cities and raise awareness for the need of elephant conservation. Limited edition, handcrafted replicas and a select range of products are created from the exhibition elephants. 20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.
For further information, please visit or contact us:
River City Bangkok
23 Charoen Krung 24, Talard Noi
Sampantawong, Bangkok 10100
Opening Hours: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
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