CowParade is the largest and most successful public art event in the world. CowParade events have been staged in 79 cities worldwide since 1999 including Chicago (1999), New York City (2000), London (2002), Tokyo (2003), and Brussels (2003). Dublin (2003), Prague (2004), and Stockholm (2004), Mexico City (2005), Sao Paulo (2005), Buenos Aires (2006), Boston (2006), Madison, WI (2006) Paris (2006), Milan (2007), Istanbul (2007), Taipei (2009), Margaret River, Australia (2010), Austin (2011) and North Carolina (2012), Hong Kong (2013), Valenciennes (2013), Hartford (2014-2015), Detroit (2014), Cartagena (2015).

It is estimated that over 250 million people around the world have seen one our famous cows.
Over $30 million have been raised through worldwide charitable organizations through the auction of the cows, which take place at the conclusion of each event.
Over 10,000 artists worldwide have participated in CowParade – professional and amateur, famous and emerging, young and old.
How many cows? Over 5,000 cows have been created and have been seen by over half a billion people on six continents.

Our Analytical Week 2017 featured cow is titled “Wisconscene.” The artist is Chris Lorette David. This cow was sponsored by the M&I Bank and brought in $7,000 for the American Family Children’s Hospital and Performing Arts for Children (dba Stagestruck Productions).

The cow on the footer of the website is titled “Lake Moonona and Mendota.” The artist is Leah Griffith Boyce. This cow was sponsored by Midwest Family Broadcasting – The Lake and brought in $9,200 for American Family Children’s Hospital and the Henry Vilas Zoo – both in Madison.

Photos are compliments of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

You can find more information about the Cows on Parade at