If you work in Manhattan, you've probably noticed the colorful cows that seem to be everywhere.
Welcome to CowParade New York 2000, featuring more than 500 life-size sculptures decorated by New York artists and displayed, from June 15 to Sept. 3, around town. Each cow has a "sponsor," such as New York shops Griffin Bacal and The Bravo Group.
Griffin Bacal designed a "clean-energy" cow, to be found at Seventh Avenue and 56th Street. Like a bus, the statue is painted yellow and has solar-powered red lights. On its windows are hand-drawn self-portraits by students at the Clinton School in Maplewood, N.J.
Dominican artist Scherezade Garcia painted The Bravo Group's cow, located at El Museo del Barrio on Fifth Avenue and 105th Street. This colorful cow wears a metal hoop necklace and anklets.
"CowParade and El Museo del Barrio are allowing us to showcase Scherezade's creativity while giving something back to the New York community," said Daisy Exp—sito, The Bravo Group's president and chief creative officer.
The cows will be auctioned off after Labor Day to benefit charities.