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June 27, 2006

Invasion of The Giant Oranges

Giant_orange_of_riverside On Sunday I took a stroll through downtown Riverside, and photographed some of the giant oranges that were installed there (According to a patrolman on Lime St., four of the 32 figures have already been stolen. See note below)

Looking for similar street art projects on the internet, I collected here some links of giant fiberglass installations from around the world (Many were blogged here before). If you know of others, please feel free to add them in the comments below!

The original Cows on Parade Project was not in Chicago, but was done a few years earlier in Zurich - see also here

Athens, Georgia’s We let The Dawgs Out

Go Fish in Erie, PA and NOLA’s Festival of Fins

Cranes on parade from Kearney, Nebraska

Moose in the City in Toronto

Belfast Bearfest in 2000

Penguin Parade in Youngstown, Ohio

Mermaids on Parade in Norfork, VA

The People Project of St. Louis (Just type A)

Pigs on Parade in Seattle and Big Pig Gig Cincinnati

Peanuts on Parade and Charlie Brown Around Town in St. Paul, MN

Frogs in Toldeo OH

Lighthouse on Parade from Portland Maine

The sharks of San Jose

Boston’s Cavalcade of Cod

Columbia, SC’s Palmetto Tree Project

Flamingos on the Beach in Miami

Gators On The Geaux in Lake Charles, LA

Cleveland’s Guitar Mania

Los Angeles Community of Angels

Suite Home Chicago: An International Exhibition of Street Furniture, and Chairs On Parade from Charlotte, NC

Lions in Jerusalem

The main organization that initiated the Cow Parade, has programs all over the world, a little bit like Cirque du Soleil

But is it art?

Update: Life size American Presidents in Rapid City, South Dakota

Bucks in Bellevue, (Washington. From Blogging in Seattle)

Penguins in Tulsa

More cows in Buenos Aires

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9/9/06 Correction: According to Ada Passaro, one of the Orange artists “None of the oranges have been stolen...4 oranges had damage done to them and they were taken in to have the artists repaint some areas after the damage had been repaired...31 are on view in the downtown area and 1 is housed in the Riverside Art Museum...As of this moment they are all safe and sound...”

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In other news, I’m thinking of taking up Hang Gliding again at the Crestline place in San Bernardino…. Should I?

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The Swiss have fibreglass cows scattered all over their land, in fields, parks and cities...

I now see that this was done all over the plcae, not just Switzerland

I found a few of them on Flickr




A few examples.


Posted by: alex at Jun 27, 2006 7:37:20 AM

If I'd bothered to read the next paragraph, I would have noticed that you had already mentioned and linked to it. Talk about short attention span.

Posted by: alex at Jun 27, 2006 7:40:01 AM

Here in desert we have the Path of the Bighorn project. They're everywhere!


Posted by: MJ at Jun 27, 2006 8:45:55 AM

In Omaha, we had the J. Doe project - unique because it was the first (and perhaps still only) project like this to use the human figure.


Good article:

Posted by: Lara at Jun 27, 2006 9:20:10 AM

Pensacola, FL has the Pelicans in Paradise:


Posted by: JB at Jun 27, 2006 12:38:46 PM

Ann Arbor had Pigskins on Parade during the Superbowl in nearly Detroit. http://www.pigskinsonparade.com/line-up.html

Posted by: Ann at Jun 27, 2006 2:00:21 PM

Great posts Hanan! Love these links today. I only knew about the cows...now I know about the moose, penguins, piggies..... great fun!
Hang gliding? Goodness me...I don't know. I'd save yourself for New Zealand. It might be wonderfully exciting, but just a little bit risky for those of us over 30...

Posted by: Julie at Jun 27, 2006 2:33:30 PM

Sacramento had fiberglass lions a few years ago, produced by local artists and on display here and there. Unfortunately the exhibit has all but disappeared off the web.

Posted by: pam at Jun 27, 2006 4:37:51 PM

Placerville, CA has Wheelbarrows on Parade: http://placerville-downtown.org/Wheelbarrows/WheelbarrowThumbnails.html

Posted by: Kris at Jun 27, 2006 5:16:32 PM

The Hearts in (where else?) San Francisco!!


Posted by: Huggett at Jun 27, 2006 6:27:40 PM

Im-moo-tators of the cow parade idea

Posted by: Koino at Jun 27, 2006 7:23:52 PM

Cool, Hanan! This is one of my favorite lists of sites to collect, "parades" and all that. Here's the website for the Giant Orange Artventure you mention:


Posted by: Elayne Riggs at Jun 27, 2006 7:56:44 PM

I read the Art Alliance newsletters which indicate that the les petites oranges can be viewed on this web site, yet, I can not find them. Is there some secret word that I am missing so I can actually see them??????????????
Kindly respond and thank you.

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