"Bucky on Parade" brings 85 Bucky Badger statues to Dane County

MADISON - Eighty-five Bucky Badger statues are now throughout Dane County as part of a public art project.

This project, Bucky on Parade, is one of the nation's largest public art projects. Wisconsin artists created unique six-foot-tall Bucky Badger statues.

The statues were put into their locations throughout Dane County in Madison, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Sun Praire, Verona, and Fitchburg on Sunday night.

According to WISC-TV, Capitol Square has more than 12 of the Bucky statues.

The statues were revealed on Monday. The final two statues were revealed with the help of Bucky the Badger and the UW Marching Band. 

The 85 statues are uniquely designed by artists throughout Wisconsin, whose creative interpretations provide a wide variety of color, design, and theme.  

The art project is put on by the sports commission along with the visitor's bureau and many UWM organizations. Proceeds will help support Garding Against Cancer and other community charities.

Bucky on Parade will be displayed from May 7 until September 12.

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