Brew at the Zoo 25 silent auction features rockstar guitars and animal art


Brew at the Zoo’s 25th Anniversary Silent Auction is being held to support the August 6 in-person event at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, but the online auction is now live and open for auction on dozens of unique items, including including a “Superstars” Rock & Roll Guitar signed by Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Neil Young, The Edge (U2) and Slash (Guns’ N Roses).

The Rock Star Superstars guitar is just one of the many entertainment memorabilia featured in the Silent Auction, a mobile auction that can be bid on from any mobile device at . It is organized in conjunction with Brew at the Zoo 25th Anniversary Presented by CXtec for the benefit of the zoo.

Other exclusive collectibles for fans include an autographed guitar track keeper from PHISH’s Trey Anastasio, a “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” movie poster signed by the entire cast, a autographed photo of David Bowie, framed “Monsters Inc.” animated art signed by Billy Crystal and John Goodman; and an autographed photo from the original cast of the “Star Trek” TV show.

“One of our fan favorite auction items are masterpieces of art painted by residents of our zoo,” said Friends of the Zoo general manager Carrie Large. “To create even more excitement, we gave away signed Star Wars posters for the first time earlier this year, and they’ve worked really well. We hope more items like these will elevate this fundraiser for the benefit of our internationally accredited zoo. “

Brew at the Zoo has always featured a silent auction of gift baskets and gift cards from area businesses and paintings of zoo animals such as zoo animal art pioneer Siri the Elephant. of Asia and the “Picasso penguin” Hugo the Humboldt penguin.

The addition of entertainment and rock star memorabilia takes the silent auction beyond CNY, with items from famous names like guitars signed by bands Pearl Jam, Guns’ N Roses, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi, albums signed by Aerosmith and Johnny Cash, signed movie posters, photos and collages from “Star Wars”, “Shrek”, “ET”, the Marvel Universe, “Mission: Impossible” and many more. There’s even an autographed Jason mask from “Friday the 13th”.

“I have to admit there was a little squeak when these items started to arrive in the mail, especially the Rock Star guitar,” Large said. “The word ‘sick’ came up more than once.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s missions of exceptional animal care, wildlife conservation, nature education and the conservation of endangered species. For more information on Brew at the Zoo 25th Anniversary presented by CXtec and to view silent auction items, visit


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