Big Pig Gig returns to downtown Cincinnati.
Photographer: Jay Warren
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CINCINNATI - The Big Pig Gig will return downtown on May 26 and run through September 16.
This year the event will have a new twist to celebrate the World Choir Games in Cincinnati: Singing pig sculptures.
Appropriately titled "Do-Re-Wee" this year, a special preview showing of two dozen of the pigs will debut on Sunday, May 6 along the course of the Flying Pig Marathon.
The locations of the pigs will be released next month.
More than 60 of the singing pig sculptures have already been adopted by local companies, schools and non-profits. Artists have their creative juices flowing in decorating the pigs.
The project is being produced by ArtWorks who partnered with C-Change Class Six to celebrate the World Choir Games which runs from July 4-14.
Pigs are still available for adoption at various levels. For the Whole Hog, $8,000, and donors keep the pig. The Sow-lo-ist is $5,000 and the donor's pig will go to auction. The Sow-port is $4,500/$3,500 and is meant for school and non-profit sponsorships.
Each participating artist will receive a $1,500 honorarium upon selection and completion of their pig project.
To sponsor a pig or to submit an artist application, please visit www.ArtworksCincinnati.org/BigPigGig .
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