Soooieee! Pigs Are Coming To MadisonOct 10th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: Community News
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Some of them are already here. A few are showing up along SW Range Street, and more are expected within the next few weeks. It’s the Pig Parade, sponsored by the Rural Area Theater, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the City of Madison. The pigs are objets d’art – pig sculptures, harking back to the early days of Madison history, when livestock roamed the streets of downtown Madison, just like the people. Eventually, the women of the town said “enough” and took action, putting up fences to keep the livestock contained and the streets of downtown Madison safer and cleaner for everyone. The Pig Parade is bringing the pigs back – as art, that is. Earlier in the year, several people created pig art to enter in the Pig Parade by the deadline of Sept. 20. The pigs will be chained to lampposts along SW Range Ave., where they will remain on display until November. Then comes the art show judging later in the year, when the pig deemed “Best in Show” will win a cash prize. The next time you’re strolling along Range Ave., take a look at how creative your friends and neighbors can be. Pick out your favorite porker and try to guess who’ll win “Best in Show.” As the Pig Parade demonstrates, history doesn’t have to be dull. Sometimes it can be pure porcine fun.
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