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CowParade travels to Valenciennes, France in the summer and fall of 2013!  Blank cows will arrive in town in August and will be painted by local and regional artists in a common studio. The cows will go “on parade” for public display 12 September 2013 through 6 November 2013. The cows will be sold at auction on 6 November 2013 at 6:30 PM. Click Here to learnmore about this exciting event.

Calendar of Events

Mid-June. OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE

What: Opening Press Conference by the event organizers and city leaders

Where: Town Hall, Valenciennes, France

Wednesday, August 28 – Tuesday, September 10. GRAND ARTISTS WORKSHOP

What: Local and regional artists will work together in a giant workshop, open to the public.

Where:  Salle VIP du Hainaut Complexe Sportif Pierre Carous Rue des Glacis – Valenciennes

Wednesday, September 11. OPENING CEREMONY

What: Grand opening of CowParade Valenciennes at l’Atelier des Artistes in the presence of personalities from the artistic and cultural media.

Where: l’Atelier des Artistes, Salle VIP du Hainaut Complexe Sportif Pierre Carous Rue des Glacis – Valenciennes

Thursday, September 12 – Thursday, November 6, 2013. COWS “ON PARADE”

What: New cow masterpieces by Valenciennes’ artists go “on parade”. Each cow will be on display, free of charge to the public.

Where: Valenciennes, France

November 6, 6:30 PM.  LIVE AUCTION

What: CowParade Valenciennes concludes with a live auction of the cows to benefit one or more local charities. The cows will be auction under the hammer of a renowned auctioneer.

Click Here to visit the official event website…

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