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All Things Gallopalooza

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.

The third round of Gallopalooza occurred in 2015…  and, we added bourbon! Look for the latest statue designs around the Louisville Metro:

Horse on Barrel

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Mint Julep

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Large Horse

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Dedicated To Community Support

In 2015, Gallopalooza continued its support of Brightside and its community beautification efforts. Gallopalooza also partnered with Waterfront Development Corporation to help fund the special LED lighting project on the Big Four pedestrian bridge.