The tenth annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival is taking place this weekend at the Thomasville Cultural Center.
Local kids kicked-off festivities by releasing butterflies.
Organizers say the festival attracts 59 of the country's best wildlife artists, and it is the largest fundraiser in the city.
The festival features art, jewelry, sculpture, reptiles, a butterfly house and demonstrations.
"We've got something for everyone's taste, and then we also have lots of activities for family, for children, people of all ages. Lots of conservation information. Lots of entertainment."
The Wildlife Arts Festival is Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $10, kids tickets are $3, and children under four are free. All proceeds will benefit art and art education at the Thomasville Cultural Center.