Free Art: Michigan Avenue Going to the Dogs. ***Update K9s for Cops Map***
When: Now through Labor Day
Where: Michigan Avenue, toher locations downtown
Check out the 48 police dog statues located mostly on Michigan Avenue. The 54 inch fiberglass statues are sponsored by local individuals and companies and decorated by local artists.
What are they
The statues celebrate the work that all of our police and transit dogs do around the City. There are currently 65 canines that work with the Chicago police.
K9’s for Cops
The exhibit is part of the K9’s for Cops campaign that honors fallen officers and raises money to assist the families of officers wounded or killed in the line of duty. The campaign will also be donate a portion of the proceeds to PAWS.
Each German Shepherd K9 statue was sponsored for $2,000, with an option to purchase the dog for an additional $500.
They’re wildly popular like Cows on Parade. I saw people photgraphing, taking selfies and “riding” them while walking down Michigan Ave. Monday afternoon. I won’t publish all the dogs I snapped – check it out your self. It’s free!
While you’re in the area
check out City Gallery (no current exhibits), if it’s Tuesday stop in on free day at the Loyola Art Museum, walk up a couple blocks to Oak Street Beach, go up to the 95th Floor of the Hancock and have a drink, check out Cheap eats.