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We Let the Dawgs Out Public Art Exhibit

Downtown Athens, Athens, GA
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Ranked #17 of 24 Attractions in Athens
Type: Other
Most recent review
- May 23, 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This art exhibit has become an Athens tradition. Even as a local, it is fun to try to hunt them all down and take a picture with them. I'd like to make this into an actual "scavenger hunt" someday.

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I want instinctively dislike the bulldogs because they represent football, which means so much to a lot of people, but just means terrible traffic and a town full of drunk buttholes to those of us who love the downtown area. However, it kinda gets art into the eyes of people who might otherwise never notice, if only because the art... More

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White, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Loved cruising around the city looking for the Dawg statues and taking pictures of them. So much fun!

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Athens, Georgia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We did this as a scavenger hunt with our extended family and it was so much fun to try to find all of them around town. WE made a scrapbook of all the Dawgs so far with the family in it. Pretty funny.

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Athens, Georgia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I love art and especially this exhibit! I feel so at home whenever I see another dawg. It's always a nice surprise to see one I've never seen before.

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Athens, Georgia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Derivative art pieces -- cows did it best in Chicago and now everyone's a copy artist. this exhibit long ago outlived its charm.

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This project of the Athens Garden Club has endured for almost a decade. They are now part of the unique landscape of Athens.

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Athens, Georgia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Public art in athens is continues to expand. Kids love the scavenger hunt to try to find all the Dawgs and the different artistic expressions representing a theme, The public bus shelters are other great examples - some of those examples incude a music note and yellow school bus shelters.

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Athens
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Some are just plainly unattractive. This is not art that I find appealing. Just another opportunity to get more public funding for the art community, which it did.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

I have lived in Athens for several years and always enjoyed driving/walking past these dog statues, but they have (mostly) been removed. They were auctioned off for charity so the loss was a gain for some, I am just glad we were not told they went to a "farm" to live out their last years.

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