CowParade™ is an “international moo-ving public art exhibit that has been featured in over 75 cities and towns around the world!” This year, 101 cows (in honor of Highway 101) are on display along the Central Coast. The life-size cows are made of fiberglass and are 120 pounds each!
As the cows continue to “march” along the Central Coast for CowParade, we wanted to take some time to highlight the cows residing in Cambria! There are six cows in total, two of which are “mini moos” and therefore smaller than the rest—but no less special! Here is a sneak peek at the cows currently grazing in Cambria.
We are so excited to be included in this udderly wonderful parade of cows. It will all come to an end on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Don’t miss the opportunity to see them while they’re in Cambria, and be sure to check out the cows featured on our app!
Moo-n Drops & Moo-maids
This cow, painted by the lovely and talented Melody Rose Lara, is located outside of the Cambria Landing Inn & Suites on Moonstone Beach Drive. Inspired by the blurring of boundaries between space and sea, we think this cow perfectly depicts the mystical enchantment of Moonstone Beach.
The Coastal Cow captures the abundance of marine life on the Central Coast. Created by Tish Rogers and Patrick Dennis, the cow reflects a unique perspective, both above water and underneath. You won’t want to miss this cow; it’s grazing next to the Shell Station on Main Street in the West Village.
The Vineyard Diva
There are so many great wineries along the Central Coast that we couldn’t miss out on an opportunity to glorify them in cow form! This “bovine beauty” was created by Mary Clark-Camargo, who used glass mosaic pieces to create a spectacular vineyard scene. This golden-horned princess is located at the Cambria Historical Museum at the corner of Burton Drive and Center Street.
How do you count the cows in the Cow Parade? With a cow-culator, of course! If you want to check your answer, however, you can always ask our Cow-cu-lations cow, located on the corner of Main Street and Santa Rosa Creek Road, across from the dog park. Put together by the Paso Robles Art Association, this cow is better at math than most humans.
Mini Moo: Side Walk Surfin’
Karen Floyd, the artist behind this cow, sought to illustrate the permanent vacation she feels like she’s been on since moving to the Central Coast. She loves the year-round beach weather and beach town pace. This wave-riding cow is surfing the sidewalk in front of Robin’s Restaurant on Burton Drive. Cow-a-bunga, dude!
Mini Moo: Where’s Cowldo?
This cow is a mystery! (Moo-stery? Too far?) Painted by Tish Rogers and Patrick Dennis, the cow roams the streets of Cambria, never staying too long in one place. What does Cowldo look like, you ask? You’ll have to find it to find out!