Elephant Parade Bids Farewell

The pachyderm artworks says bye to Dana Point with an auction.

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The Elephant Parade says goodbye to Dana Point on Saturday, Nov. 16 with a grand closing ceremony. An auction of some of the sculptures will be held at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa on Nov. 17.
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The closing ceremony for the Elephant Parade's multi-week visit to Dana Point unfurls on Saturday, Nov. 16. An auction for the pretty six-foot sculptures happens on Sunday, Nov. 17.
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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa will host the afternoon auction, which is scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m.
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The large-scale sculptures were created by "local and international artists" as well as people like comedian Lily Tomlin and dog whisperer Caesar Milan.
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Proceeds from the auction of select elephants from the photograph-ready herd will help the Asian Elephant Foundation.
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The beach-close placement has attracted many admirers, as well as shutterbugs aplenty. The sculptures arrived in late August.
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Tickets to the Nov. 17 auction at the Laguna Cliffs are $175 per person.
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Can't make the auction? A community goodbye is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15 and a closing ceremony is set for Saturday, Nov. 16.
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Field trip! Some of the elephants called upon LA Live in October. They're in Dana Point through Nov. 15.
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