Yellowstone National Park has announced a new all ages coloring book entitled Yellowstone: Color It Wild.
The book features work from 26 regional artists and writers, each of whom have drawn inspiration from the scenery and history of Yellowstone National Park. All told, Yellowstone: Color It Wild contains not only illustrations but also short essays, poems, and both historic and contemporary quotes.
According to a Yellowstone press release, Yellowstone: Color It Wild is a collaborative effort between the Park, the Yellowstone Association, and the Montana State University Institute on Ecosystems. It is available for purchase from YA park stores or through the online store. From a Yellowstone press release:
Adult coloring books have become a publishing phenomenon, and Yellowstone: Color It Wild offers fresh inspiration for those who enjoy these books as well as an inviting format for those discovering this hobby for the first time. The book encourages visitors to take a journey around the Grand Loop of Yellowstone and experience the park through the art and words. Coloring enthusiasts can use their inspiration to color and create illustrations or doodles of their own that conjure memories of their time exploring Yellowstone National Park.
In addition to Yellowstone: Color It Wild, the Park is also planning a monthly Visiting Artist Outreach Program throughout the summer season. Visitors will be able to explore the Park via the artist’s preferred medium, adding their unique perspective to body of Yellowstone art.
Indeed, the release notes that it was through the work of artists like Thomas Moran and William Henry Jackson (as well as writings from Nathaniel Pitt Langford and Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden) that Yellowstone was designated the world’s first ever national park.