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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - There's a unique opportunity this evening to support conservation efforts and enjoy some unusual art work at the same time.

"The Great Apes Paint Exhibit and Fundraiser" happens Friday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. at the SOHA Studio and Gallery in St. Louis, located at 4915 Macklind Avenue.

The framed works are by the apes that live in the Fragile Forest-Jungle of the Apes at the Saint Louis Zoo. A portion of the proceeds will go toward conservation efforts for wild apes.

Stephanie Braccini, zoological manager of the ape exhibit at the zoo, and Julie Malone of the SOHA Gallery, visit First@4 to share more information about the event.

This Sunday, the gallery will also host a family day event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., where children and adults can try their hand at painting and arts and crafts.