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“The dogs have run away...mostly”

We Let the Dawgs Out Public Art Exhibit
Ranked #16 of 50 things to do in Athens
Type: Other
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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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Reviewed October 6, 2008

One of my favorite things in Athens (or should I say 36 of my favorite things) is the "We Let The Dawgs Out" statue display. The Athens-Oconee Junior Woman's Club created a public art exhibit for Athens which features 4-foot fiberglass bulldawgs painted by local artists throughout Athens-Carke County. The purpose of this project was to allow the art industry to give back to the community while bringing recognition of the artists, galleries, and sponsors.

Athens became the first city in Georgia to join the national "animals on parade" phenomenon. While other cities such as New York usually auction their statues off after a few months, Athens is proud to announce that the bulldawgs will be a permanent art display. The statues are made with a special clear coating which gives them durability to stay outside.

There are 36 bulldawgs on display in downtown Athens, Five Points, Normaltown, Ben Epps Airport and the parks. Each has a clever name which relates to its sponsor or design, such as the "Show Dawg," in the Classic Center or "Sit, Rock, n' Roll Over," which is decorated with names and images of local music phenomenons.

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