As you drive around town, you may see a spectacularly painted horse statue standing regally in front of a local business or home. And chances are you’ll see more than one. Each one is unique. Each one has a story behind it. And each one has a common thread.
This civic pride initiative began as a way to beautify the streets, encourage local exploration, increase tourism, showcase local artists and generate civic pride. The combined total raised from the first two rounds of Gallopalooza in 2004 and 2009 was $1.1 million.
Now it’s time for the third round of Gallopalooza. Statues started hitting the streets in April 2015… and this time, we brought bourbon! Look for the following new statues:
Along with continuing to support Brightside and its efforts to create a Ninth Street Gateway into Louisville, Gallopalooza has partnered with Waterfront Development Corporation to help fund the special LED lighting project on the Big Four pedestrian bridge.