The Cows Invade Recife Brazile!

Recife Pait

Quem andar pelas ruas da Região Metropolitana do Recife a partir desta sexta-feira (27) pode se deparar com uma invasão de vacas coloridas. Cinquenta e três delas, para ser exato. Trata-se da CowParade, uma das maiores intervenções urbanas ao ar livre do mundo, que ocupa a capital pernambucana até o dia 26 de novembro com esculturas feitas em fibra de vidro e decoradas pelas mãos artistas locais, selecionados dentre 457 projetos inscritos e avaliados por um júri especial, além de convidados.

Those who walk the streets of the Metropolitan Region of Recife from this Friday (27th) may come across an invasion of colorful cows. Fifty-three of them, to be exact. It is CowParade, one of the largest outdoor urban interventions in the world, which occupies the capital of Pernambuco until November 26 with sculptures made of fiberglass and hand-decorated local artists, selected among 457 projects registered and evaluated by a special jury, as well as guests.

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SLO Update: 25 Live Auction Cows Announced

These are the 25 Live Auction Cows.  Stay tuned as we announce the Silent Auction Cows that will be at the May 6, Charity Auction and Dinner at Oyster Ridge at Ancient Peaks Winery. Click Here to view the live auction heifers!

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“Moondrops and Moo-maids” Coming to Life in SLO

57aa3bb447e2a.imageLess than a year after discovering her artistic talent, a Lompoc painter is set to take part in one of the world’s largest — and most unusual — art exhibits.

Melody Lara is putting the finishing touches on a life-size, 120-pound fiberglass cow that she is painting as part of the CowParade event being planned for this fall READ MORE…


CowParade Auction in Paris, 15 December 2015

The auction of 55 cows, now exposed on the terrace of the Mini Palais, will be held Tuesday, December 15 at 19:00 under the hammer of Maitre Pierre CORNETTE SAINT CYR.

The sale will be moderated by Bernard Montiel with the presence of Véronique COLUCCI and Mimie MATHY, Godmother of the Cow Parade. Half of the profits from this sale will be donated to Les Restaurants du Cuer. Many of the 55 cows have been created by both emerging and world renowned artists includingas Ai Wei Wei, Ben, Philippe Druillet, Karl Lagasse, Alain Lestié, Jérôme Mesnager, Richard Orlinski and Hippolyte Romain.

Important Information

Auction Registration: Please email

Auction Catalog: Please click here for the auction catalog.

Cow Display

The 55 cows are on display to the public at the famous Mini Palais, 3 Avenue Winston Churchil, Paris. Click here for more information about the display.



CowParade Coming to Surrey Hills!


World’s largest public art event is coming to Surrey!

Hundreds of brightly-coloured cows will decorate the hills, farms, towns, schools and popular landmarks across Surrey next year with the aim of sharing the beauty of the Surrey Hills and providing a massive boost to local businesses and community projects.

Internationally-celebrated artist, and Surrey Hills resident, Alexander Creswell has agreed to be patron of the CowParade. Find out more about Alexander’s work here.

Individuals, companies and schools will sponsor life-sized cows which they will decorate themselves or with the help of an artist. The cows will then be displayed around the county before being herded to the inaugural Surrey Hills Food, Drink and Music Festival next summer where they will be auctioned off. Those judged the pick of the bunch will go to auction at a glitzy ceremony held at a unique London location later in the year.

The cow owners can choose their own charity and the auction proceeds will be split between that and the Surrey Hills Trust Fund, a charity established to conserve and protect the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, leaving a legacy for generations to come. The fund supports local community projects and enterprise schemes that benefit and enhance the Surrey Hills landscape.

CowParade was born in Switzerland in 1998 and has been staged in more than 80 cities and towns worldwide. Over the years 3,000 cows have been decorated by more than 5,000 artists. CowParade New York had 450 cows and was seen worldwide by 45 million people. The highest-grossing cow was created by designer John Rocha for CowParade Dublin in 2003 – studded with thousands of pieces of Waterford Crystal it was auctioned for $146,000 – quite a lot of moo-lah indeed.


About CowParade

CowParade first took place in Chicago in 1999. Since then, these large scale projects have taken place in 79 locations across the world including New York, London, Mexico, Istanbul, Paris and Buenos Aires. Over 200 million people have seen the famous cows and over $30 million dollars raised for charitable organisations at the auctions which take place at the end of each cow parade.

See more about the international arts project at


About the Surrey Hills

The Surrey Hills is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of 38 nationally protected landscapes in England and Wales. The Hills stretch across a quarter of the county of Surrey and include the chalk slopes of the North Downs from Farnham in the west to Oxted in the east and extend south to the deeply wooded Greensand Hills which rise in Haslemere. The Surrey Hills offers some of South East England’s most beautiful and accessible countryside. Famous beauty spots include Box Hill, Leith Hill and the Devil’s Punch Bowl. You’ll discover an extensive footpath network, open commons, breathtaking views, attractive market towns and villages and much more.

The CowParade will not only help to raise awareness of this special landscape but also safeguard its future through donations to the Surrey Hills Trust Fund. For further information on the Surrey Hills please visit


CowParade Returns to France

CowParade Returns to France!

CowParade returns to France with a three city tour beginning June 2015. This special event – CowParade Transhumance 2015 (or movement of the herd) – will open on June 18, 2015 in Paris. A collection of the Paris cows will moo’ve to Deauville in August and join original creations from Deauville for an opening on August 20. A collection of the Paris & Deauville cows will then move to Cannes on or about October 1st and join original Cannes cows. At the conclusion of the event, the cows will be sold at auction for the benefit of  LES RESTAURANTS DU COER, which offers food aid, emergency shelter and other services to the poor. Click Here to visit the official event homepage and learn more about this unique event.

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CowParade Shanghai 2014-2015!

CowParade Coming To Shanghai


We are pleased to announce the launch of CowParade Shanghai 2014-2015 beginning with a kick-off event scheduled for late September 2014. The kick-off event will feature the introduction of the first official artists and cows of CowParade Shanghai. It is expected that over 500 cows will be created as part of this historic, 80th CowParade event.  The distinctive charm and spirit of Shanghai promises to  bring a unique vitality to this CowParade event.

Organizers of Cowparade Shanghai,  Shanghai Media Group and Halcyon Gallery, will mobilize hundreds of artists and celebrities in China to create one-of-a-kind cow designs and artworks. They will also collect designs from the public. One of the main goal’s of the event is ‘Promoting Art Education for Children’.  A series of art lessons for children is planned and donations will be made to various philanthropic organizations when the cows are sold at auction at the conclusion of the event.

“In major cities, especially super-sized metropolises like Shanghai, people are living at a fast pace,” said Wu Xiaofeng, deputy manager of SMG LIVE, “Public art events such as CowParade are much needed in these cities in order to bring people joy and relaxation.”

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About the Organizers. A major player in the media industry, Shanghai Media Group (SMG) has been promoting new cultural concepts, enhancing art development and improving art appreciation among the general public as part of its corporate responsibility. SMG’s business covers news, media operations, network transfer, live entertainment, tourism, home shopping, IP distribution, and culture-related investments.

Founded in 1982, Halcyon Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art working closely with emerging and established international artists.  From its inception, Halcyon Gallery has championed painters who display exceptional talent, technical skill and intrinsic creativity and with whom we have worked to produce world-class art exhibitions that translate to a global audience. The Gallery represents a selection of renowned artists from all over the world, including the UK, America, Colombia, Spain, Italy and Russia. With three art galleries in London and one art gallery in Shanghai, we are committed to nurturing the careers of all our artists by offering professional support and providing the invaluable opportunity for artistic innovation.

Email Ron Fox, for more information about this exciting event. Stay tuned to more information in the coming weeks!



40 Cows for Spring!

Shop today. 40 cool, original, wonderful cows for spring.

Ms. Moolevard on the Boulevard

Cow Pie

Paisley Grazing

Golfer Cow

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CowParade is coming to Hartford, CT!

CowParade Comes to Hartford in summer 2014!

CowParade, recognized as the world’s largest public art event, has announced that it has partnered with the Hartford Courant to stage a CowParade event in Hartford to benefit The Connecticut Science Center and Hartford’s Camp Courant. The event, planned to open in August in downtown Hartford, will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Hartford Courant, America’s oldest continuously published newspaper, and the 15th anniversary of the first CowParade exhibit staged in Chicago in 1999. CowParade, based in Bloomfield, Connecticut, has staged 75 exhibits in 32 countries. CowParade produced CowParade events in West Hartford in 2003 and 2007, which were reported to have attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to West Hartford Center.

Jerry Elbaum, CowParade founder and a life-long resident of West Hartford, stated that the CowParade events around the world have brought smiles to the faces of countless people and have raised over 30 million dollars for charitable organizations, principally ones benefitting children. “We intend for this special CowParade event to draw many thousands of visitors to Hartford, particularly to the Science Center, Front Street and the adjoining corporate plazas, and to raise significant funds for Hartford’s Camp Courant and the Science Center.” The event cows will be auctioned off at a gala following the closing of the event in early November.

“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.”

Sponsorship Opportunities. The  Hartford Courant, FOX CT, and CowParade, together have begun a campaign to solicit businesses and others to become event sponsors. Each cow, or heard of cows has a sponsor or patron. Corporations, community groups, individual merchants and private citizens can sponsor cows beginning at $5,500. Information regarding sponsorships can be obtained by contacting a representative from the Hartford Courant or FOX CT or the CowParade website.

Call to Artists. Ron Fox, Vice President of CowParade, said that local artists and designers, amateur and professional, are being invited to submit proposals to paint the cows. The applications can be downloaded on 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.


Interested sponsors and artists can email CowParade at or call us at 860-967-0707 x 111 for more information.


CowParade Valenciennes, Final Event and Auction News

Final Parade of Cows. A beautiful, final parade of the cows will take place on the steps of the stage of Hainaut from November 1-3 in conjunction with the Salon du Chocolat in Valenciennes. For more information email us today at

Live Auction. The live auction of the cows will also be held on November 6 at the stage of Hainaut at 6:30 PM for the Centre Communal d’Action Sociale de Valenciennes and Pose association.  The catalog of the Cow Parade cows Valenciennes are auctioned is now visible on the site and Master Arnaud Cornette de Saint Cyr (click on “calendar”). Half of the proceeds of the sale will go to benefit two structures with a social purpose: the Community Centre for Social Action of Valenciennes and Pose, which helps women in need of life by hosting and providing them reinsertions Association.

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Auction Catalog. Click Here for a pdf of the auction catalog.


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