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Bucky on Parade

Bucky on Parade is a free public art event that will bring 85 life-size Bucky Badger statues to the streets of Madison and Dane County May 7–September 12, 2018. Local and regional artists will transform these Bucky statues into unique works of art.

Bucky on Parade infographic

Bucky on Parade: statue sculpting

In fall 2017, the Bucky statues were created out of fiberglass at FAST Corporation in Sparta, Wisconsin.

Bucky on Parade: blank statues

Once completed, they arrived by the truckload to Madison College to await their artists.

Bucky on Parade: artist working

Local and regional artists are currently working hard to transform the statues into pieces of art. Designs include: Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Bucky, Superhero Bucky, Picasso Bucky and Coach Bucky.

Bucky on Parade: Golden Bucky

One special statue, Golden Bucky, is making appearances around the Greater Madison area and will continue to be on the move during the Parade.

Bucky on Parade: paint splatters

Join us on May 7 as the Bucky on Parade statues will be revealed around Madison for all to enjoy! Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the most up to date details. 

On September 29, celebrate with us at the Bucky on Parade Finale Party, where Bucky statues will be auctioned off for a good cause!

The Madison Area Sports Commission is the producer of the event, with support from the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau and in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin Athletics and Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association. Event proceeds will support Garding Against Cancer, Madison Area Sports Commission and other community charities.