The Cow Parade, an international public art exhibit, is coming to San Luis Obispo County! Cow Parade SLO County will showcase 101 painted fiberglass cows along the 101 from September 2016 – May 2017.
“A variety of events are scheduled throughout the year to exhibit these works of art until they are auctioned off for charity early in spring 2017, with net proceeds benefiting three title charities, including the California Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, and ARTS Obispo, as well as other county non-profit organizations.” –www.cowparadeslo.com
Local artist Carol Paulsen has teamed up with cow sponsor, LCSLO Board Trustee, and Octagon Barn Center advocate BK Richard, to produce “LC,” a bike-loving bovine who will be placed at the Octagon Barn for visitors to view. “LC” has been outfitted with a bike helmet, water bottle, and some fashionable spandex, ready to hit the Bob Jones trail or just peddle around San Luis Obispo!
All 101 painted cows will be on display at the Madonna Meadows on Saturday, September 17th to kick off Cow Parade SLO. This public event is open to the community to come to the Madonna Inn center from 10:00am-6:00pm to celebrate the CowParade kickoff! There will be food trucks, beer, wine and ice cream throughout the day. Following this event each cow will be moo-ved to a new location in SLO County, before being auctioned off in the spring of 2017.
Proceeds received by LCSLO from the Cow Parade auction will go directly toward construction of the Octagon Barn Center.
For more information and to find a map of all cow mural locations visit www.cowparadeslo.com.