The Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, Batavia Public Library Foundation, and Batavia Parks Foundation are back in the doghouse together to bring the beloved painted bulldog statues back to the streets of Batavia summer 2018. The 2011 Bulldogs Unleased was a great community success, bringing thousands of people to town to see the Bulldogs as well as raising $75,000 for the three foundations. The Bulldogs will be Unleashed Memorial Day to Labor Day 2018 with a community celebration and auction to be help September 2018. Bulldogs Unleashed website
"Bulldogs Unleashed II" is a public art-based effort to raise community spirit as well as funds and awareness for the founding organizations. Teaming up with the foundations are new community partners: Batavia MainStreet, Water Street Studios, City of Batavia, and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce to help with celebrations and promotions all year long.
The kick-off event is Friday, August 11, 2017, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Water Street Studios as part of downtown Batavia's "Second Fridays." Volunteers will be in the Dock with refreshments, select bulldog statues from 2011, a new litter of Bulldog puppy statues and information on becoming a sponsor or an artist.
Artist applications are available online Artist application. Design proposal review begins September 13, 2017.
Sponsors Needed: Bulldogs Unleashed sponsorship and outright purchase opportunities exist at all levels. Detailed information can be found on the Bulldogs Unleashed website. Deadline for sponsoring or purchasing a bulldog is December 15, 2017.
Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence
P.O. Box 1003
Batavia, IL 60510