CowParade is the world’s largest public art exhibit featuring life-size fiberglass cows, hand-painted by local artists and auctioned off to raise money for charity. CowParade first began in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1998 and has raised more than $30 million for nonprofits.
The beneficiary of CowParade North Carolina is N.C. Children’s Hospital, a 150-bed state-of-the-art facility offering complete pediatric inpatient and outpatient care as well as more than 25 satellite outpatient clinics throughout North Carolina.
More than 80 vibrantly painted cows will be on parade across Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill through December 7th 2012. The cows are approximately eight feet long and five feet high and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at a gala on January 26th 2013. Cows that aren’t sold in the live auction will be auctioned online.
The UNC Mooo-saic, Lady Carolina Bloo, from artist Paula MacLeod, is dressed in a mosaic of Vietri stoneware dishes, porcelain and glass tile featuring iconic UNC logos and hidden barn animals. Lady Carolina Bloo will live at The Carolina Inn during our Twelve Days of Christmas through the end of December.
To see the locations of all Carolina’s cows, visit www.cowparadenc.com.