Now in its 37th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is the largest wildlife art and nature event in the nation, attracting 35,000-40,000 attendees annually. This year’s featured artist is Lou Pasqua, who aspired to be a wildlife artist from the age of six. After an education in graphic design and over twenty years working in graphic arts, he changed his focus and returned to his original goal. He studied and practiced various painting techniques and then applied his natural talent to his favorite pastime, the outdoors. Hundreds of other artists will have their work on display at the Fine Art Exhibit located in Charleston Place.

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at alligators, bobcats, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and much more at the Guillard Center. Seating is first-come, first-served on Friday, February 15 at 11 am and Sunday, Feb 17 at 11 am.

One of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE, the Center for Birds of Prey will be conducting free flight demonstrations at Marion Square. See amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our eco-system.

Day tickets are $25 per day for Friday and Saturday, $15 for Sunday or $50 for a three-day pass. Children 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult. SEWE provides free shuttle service between venues during show hours with a ticket or badge.

For more information, visit www.sewe.com or call 843-723-1748.