BOONTON, NJ - They say that every dog has it's day, in Boonton the dogs get the whole summer! Dog Days of Summer is in it's third year and going strong, This year there will be over 100 dog sculptures up and down the entire length of Main Street from Grace Lord Park to City Hall. This Year's designs are as interesting and diverse as the artists who created them. Visitors will see dogs transformed into dragons, hot rods, robots, a lifeguard, even a topiary, and some dogs that defy the imagination. The participating artists include past year favorites and some inspiring new talent to make this year's pack really stand out!
Some new changes and additions to this year's Dog Days of Summer project include being adopted by the grassroots organization, Boonton Arts, from the Boonton Main Street Organization. Boonton Arts chose to include younger artists by working with schools and teachers to feature more than 50 dogs created by local elementary through high school students. The Next evolution was offering artists a DIY category, where they could forgo the fiberglass cast and create a dog from scratch. This class will include 2 dogs made completely from wire and another from a log that fell during Sandy.
All dog sculptures are available at Boonton Arts Etsy page for a donation benefiting Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, the Montville Animal Shelter through the Montville Pet Parents organization, local schools, and future art projects in the community.
Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 5th at 5:30, with a ribbon cutting in front of the new Dog Days of Summer Mural located at Church and Main Street by the mayor of Boonton, Cyril Wekilsky. The opening coincides with Boonton's First Fridays, featuring receptions at Boonton's six art galleries, live music, unique independent shops and eclectic dining.
Be sure to visit this Boonton's unique Main Street to take in these incredible sculptures all summer long!
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