More than 100 painted German shepherd statues are on display in Chicago through Labor Day.
The statues are painted by local Chicago artists and are part of the Chicago "K9s For Cops" campaign.
Launched by the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Memorial Police Foundation and PAWS Chicago, the campaign memorializes fallen officers to help raise funds for their families as well as providing free spray/neuter services for residents in underserved communities.
The majority of them can be found along the Mag Mile!
Our good friend @lorenz4202 contacted us to see if we'd be interested in participating in a public art display for @pawschicago and the @cpdmemorial foundation. It was an honor and we accepted the offer. These #k9forcops are placed throughout #Chicago on #michiganavenue. Ours are all located at #johnhancockbuilding. A lot of people put a lot of time into these and it's an honor to have Insight represented by such amazing artists. @kellysevertson @killabunzz @cynthia3833 @corykruger and @paulboeckman all did an amazing job. Extra special thanks to @paulboeckman for all the help as well as the expert job at clearing them for us. If you've got the time take a walk on Michigan Avenue and see all the awesome statues painted by the #Chicago #artist #community. These #statues will be on display until #laborday. #pawschicago #paws #cpdmemorial #k9 #chicagok9sforcops #insightstudios #paulboeckman #paulboeckmanrules #chicagotattooartist #cpdmemorialfoundation #chicagoK9s #corykruger #cynthiaharding #chrisorta #kellysevertson
48 hours worth of painting time total, completed in 4 days. 9 sections of different details and areas of Chicago. 💙 "Chicago Doggo," was purchased/sponsored by me as a large donation to support the #chicagopolicememorialfoundation as well as #pawschicago 💙 While many hired an artist to paint their dogs, I am my own artist for mine 💙 🏙YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HIM ON DISPLAY DOWNTOWN CHICAGO ON #MICHIGANAVE MAGNIFICENT MILE STARTING JULY 23- LABOR DAY, ALONG WITH THE MANY OTHER DOGS FROM OTHER SPONSORS OF THESE AMAZING CAUSES 🏙 💙 Please, if you have a moment, pay him a visit and take some photos with him. Show your support for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, as well as PAWS Chicago, and myself. 💙Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it on the FIRST day it is displayed, but cannot wait to see him downtown and on his platform. 💙 Chicago Doggo is finally getting his clear coat to protect him from weather and make him shiny. He is 4 and a half feet tall, and has been my entire life for the past 4 days 💙 He is entirely #handpainted, no airbrushing, and no stencils. 💙 #Chicagok9s #chicagok9sforcops #madeyewlook #artist #support