SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif., Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A scenic coastal community nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles will be overrun with crazy cows this weekend when it hosts the California launch of the world's largest and most successful public art event.
CowParade San Luis Obispo County will feature 101 life-sized cow statues, beautifully decorated by sponsored artists. On Saturday Sept. 17, the cows will be herded toward the meadow at the famously pink Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo for public viewing. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature all 101 painted cows in one place, one time only.
At 1 p.m., attendees can watch the City of San Luis Obispo's sponsored artist Man One paint his fiberglass cow LIVE for the crowd. Man One is a famed graffiti artist, known for his work with Nike, Oakley, Microsoft, Sharpie, and Pantone. He'll be joined by one of his biggest fans, local artist Dylan Ehmke, 11, who will be painting a smaller mini-moo live beside him.
The event is FREE to attend, and beer, wine, food and ice cream will be available for purchase.
After the public launch, the cows will be mooooooved to different parts of the county, where the "grazing" bovines will be on display for 7 months.
The cows will be auctioned off for local charities May 2017.
Previously, CowParades have been hosted by major cities, including Paris, Madrid, Rome and Rio, which are well-known cultural centers. CowParade SLO County is the first regional CowParade in the country.
Special artists will be featured during the event, including syndicated cartoonists Jerry Scott ("Zits," "Baby Blues") and Leigh Rubin ("Rubes"), special effects artist Douglas Turner ("Beetlejuice," "Star Trek VI"), and Deprise Brescia, a mixed media artist, popular bikini model and actress ("Renegade," "Two and a Half Men").
San Luis Obispo County, located on California's Central Coast, is a popular tourist destination known for its inviting beaches, small-town charm, wine and weather. Communities participating in the event include San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay and Avila Beach.
Find more information at CowParadeSLO.com.
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