Peace Power Pig
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
~ Jimi Hendrix
The pigs return to downtown Cincinnati this summer with a new “tail” just in time for the 2012 World Choir Games! Some 100 swine, decorated by Cincinnati’s most talented artists, will be hogging the streets from May through September. The Big Pig Gig: Do Re Wee is a production of ArtWorks in partnership with C-Change Class VI.
The original Big Pig Gig project, which was first produced by ArtWorks in 2000, featured 425 pigs that garnered national and international media attention, and raised an estimated $170 million in business sales and spurred job salaries.
Art Works Cincinnati is an award-winning non-profit that empowers and inspires the creative community to transform our everyday environments through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships, and civic engagement. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 2,500 youth and 500 professional artists. Besides the Big Pig Gig in 2000, ArtWorks has presented numerous other great public art projects from Murals to Bombshells.