The Pink Poodle Parade Exhibit

Art in Macon will be pinker than ever as the Pink Poodle Parade exhibit will open on February 6. The opening reception will feature artwork from local artists. Each artist will have a painted wooden poodle alongside one of their own unique paintings.

This exhibit is put on by the Think Pink Committee, which is a group of dedicated volunteers committed to supporting the Cherry Blossom Festival in collaboration with the local art community.

The Think Pink Committee first reached out to organize the exhibit in 2017 and has become an annual event to kick off the Cherry Blossom Festival.

“The Think Pink Committee has been painting wooden poodles and putting them in storefront windows for Cherry Blossom Festival for decades, “ Melissa Macker, Pink Poodle Parade Coordinator said. “The exhibit takes place in February before the painted poodles are distributed to local businesses in March for the festival.”

There will be twenty-nine different local artists that will be featured at the exhibit. They are expecting at least 100 people to be in attendance during the opening reception and many more visiting the gallery all throughout the month of February.

“The Pink Poodle Parade is a wonderful show of community spirit through art. Most of the painted poodles have a theme that is connected to the Cherry Blossom Festival or Macon, but each artist has a unique take on what that means to them,” Macker said. “New artists are displayed alongside some of Macon’s most well-known artists, so there is a really beautiful range of styles of artwork in the gallery.”

Be sure to come out to the opening reception on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The 567 Center For Renewal on 456 First Street. Refreshments will be served and the admission is free and open to all.