It’s the largest and most successful public art event in the world, having been staged in 80 cities globally since 1999, featuring variously designed and painted, life-sized fiberglass cows. And it will be arriving in California September 2015. So mark your calendars!
The got milk? CowParade is partnering with educational nonprofits including THINK Together and STAR Education among others and will exhibit in select cities throughout the Golden State, promoting art, learning and celebrating the California dairy industry. And if that’s not special enough, here’s a fact that Gia On The Move is excited about: no other state has hosted a public art event of this magnitude. At the end of the exhibit period, the art pieces will be auctioned and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the organizations.
The got milk? CowParade will connect with adults and children. The goal is to have large art installations in Sacramento, San Francisco/San Jose, Fresno, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Diego.
Here’s another detail we LOVE: National and internationally renowned artists and local talent as well as celebrity supporters will be invited to participate in the exhibitions. So…California artists get your creative juices flowing and your skills on the table. We’d like to see YOUR art in this one! For participation and/or submission info, visit www.gotmilkcowparade.com.
“The got milk? CowParade is a fun, entertaining and whimsical art exhibit that highlights education and California’s thriving dairy industry,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. “At the same time it generates funds for educational groups that do important work for our students.”
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Past cities includeChicago (1999), New York City (2000), London (2002), Tokyo (2003), Dublin (2003), Stockholm (2004), Mexico City (2005), Sao Paulo (2005), Buenos Aires (2006), Boston (2006) Paris (2006), Milan (2007), Istanbul (2007),Taipei (2009), Rio de Janeiro (2011), Hong Kong (2013), and Shanghai (2014). The cow sculptures, mounted on a 300 pound cement display base, are made of fiberglass with steel rebar reinforcement. The sculptures come in three basic positions – standing (head up), grazing (head down), reclining. The Standing Cow is 95″ long x 29″ wide x 57″ high, the Grazing Cow is 84″ long x 29″ wide x 48″ high, and the Reclining Cow is 88″ long x 44″ wide x 42″ high.
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