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October 28, 2011

Downtown Austin Event: Cow Parade Live Auction

CowParadeFor the past three months, The Austonian artist Caroline Wright has displayed her work outside Austin Bergstrom Airport in the form of “Wildflower Cow.” This and the 73 other art-created bovines in the Austin Cow Parade have been on display across the city since mid-July.

Cow Parade is the largest and most recognized public art exhibit in the world. Exhibits have been held in 75 cities on six continents, and have showcased the work of over 5,000 local artists across the world. The Austin Cow Parade exhibit will close on November 1st when the cows will be taken down in preparation for the Cow Parade charity auction on Sunday, November 13 th.

The charity auction event will be held at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 13th. . Forty cows will be a part of the live auction hosted by late-night television celebrity Jay Leno. The remaining 34 will be sold by silent auction that evening. Tickets to the event range from $25 to $500. Those interested in participating in the auction must purchase a ticket of $100 or more.

A portion of the proceeds from the event, including the auction of the cows, will benefit the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas and the Superhero Kids Fund.

For more information about the Cow Parade and the auction on November 13th, visit http://cowparadeaustin.com/.

(Photo caption: Caroline Wright’s “Wildflower Cow” at ABIA Airport. Wright is one of artists included in The Austonian art collection featuring work by local and regional artists).

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