The CowParade is coming to Hartford, Connecticut this August to celebrate its 15th anniversary and the 250th anniversary of The Hartford Courant. The CowParade Hartford will feature approximately 25 cows created by Connecticut’s finest artists. The event is produced in partnership with The Hartford Courant, which is the the country’s oldest newspaper in continuous publication and is celebrating its 250th Anniversary. The Courant is, in fact, older than the nation. Click Here to read more about The Courant and its import place in the history.
“Hartford’s Camp Courant is honored to be a beneficiary of the CowParade’s 15th Anniversary. It is our hope that thousands of visitors come into Hartford and enjoy the rebirth of the City through this outstanding expression of art. Many thanks to the organizers of the CowParade along with our ‘heroes’ at The Hartford Courant for always making children a priority in their giving” – Josh Reese, Executive Director & CEO, Hartford’s Camp Courant.
“It’s always exciting to create additional attractions for our visitors to see here in Hartford, and CowParade is going to be a great feature this year,” said Matt Fleury, President & CEO of the Connecticut Science Center. “This will be a great way to celebrate the opening of our beautiful new Phoenix Science Plaza, celebrate the opening of new attractions on Front Street and add to the appeal of a trip to our capital city.”
SA.Beginning in Chicago in the summer of 1999, Cowparade has been to over 75 cities around the world the past 15 years. Over 2,500 one-of-a-kind cows have been created by over 5,000 of the world’s finest artists, designers and craftsmen. Through the auction of the cows at the end of each event, CowParade has raised over $25 million to support over 100 non-profit organizations globally. To celebrate, we now bring the cows to the home capital city of CowParade – Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Local artists and designers, amateur and professional, are being invited to submit proposals to paint the cows. Click Here to download an application. Each artist selected to paint a cow will be paid an honorarium of $1000. Artists are being asked to submit one or more designs to and to theme at least one design around Hartford and Connecticut events and personalities reported on by The Courant in its 250 year history.