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Horse Mania, 2000

Posted on October 1, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
A couple snap photos of one another next to the Horse Mania horse "Stonewall" July 27, 2000 on the corner of Main and Mill Streets in Lexington. The popular public arts project featured 79 horses scattered throughout Lexington. Sponsors paid $1,200 for the horse frame and $2,500 for the artist to design the horse. They were then out for display from July until the the end of November, 2000. In December they were auctioned off, generating $750,000 for Lexington Arts and Cultural Council, and other causes. This horse pictured, "Stonewall", sold for the highest bid at the auction, $53,000. Another Horse Mania was launched in 2010 because of the success in 2000. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu | staff

A couple snapped photos of each other next to the Horse Mania horse “Stonewall” on July 27, 2000, at Main and Mill streets in Lexington. The popular public arts project featured 79 horses on display throughout Lexington. Sponsors paid $1,200 for each horse frame and $2,500 for an artist to design the horse. They were then put out for display from July through November 2000. In December, they were auctioned off, generating $750,000 for Lexington Arts and Cultural Council and other causes. “Stonewall” sold for the highest bid: $53,000. Another Horse Mania was launched in 2010 because of the success in 2000. Gallery of some of the Horse Mania 2000 horses.  Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu | Staff

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