The Eagle Parade is a year-long public awareness and fundraising initiative. Eagles will be on display beginning Memorial Day weekend 2017, and will be auctioned off on December 7, 2017.
It all started with the original CowParade, an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major world cities. Fiberglass sculptures of cows were decorated by local artists, and distributed around the city, in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes. The success of this venture inspired many other cities and non-profit organizations to host similar fundraising projects.
In 2016, the Seacoast Chapter of Veterans Count hosted an Eagle Parade, and selected the American bald eagle as their sculpture of choice. The bald eagle was chosen for its majestic beauty, great strength and long life. This year, the Manchester Chapter will be hosting an Eagle Parade.
We believe this is a perfect statement for our public art project to raise funds for our veterans, service members, and their families. After the exhibition, which will last for several months, the eagles will be auctioned off on December 7, 2017 and the proceeds will go to Veterans Count. When you participate in our 2017 S.O.S. Eagle Parade, you’ll feel good knowing that .90 cents of every dollar we raise will go directly to providing emergency funds and services to our New Hampshire military families.
The Veterans Count Mission
To provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being.
To learn more about Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals, please visit www.vetscount.org/nh.
Artist Application — due March 6, 2017
Artist Notification — March 24, 2017
Artist’s can pick-up eagles on April 7, 2017
All finished eagles are to be returned to Easterseals NH in Manchester by May 5, 2017
Eagles will be displayed throughout Manchester beginning Memorial Day weekend
Eagle Parade Auction — December 7, 2017
Please note that all dates listed above are subject to change.
View The Eagles
Featured below are the artist renderings of each proposed eagle. As artists submit their rendering, they will be added to the gallery for sponsors to select.
This project could not happen without the dedication and support from our sponsors.
The Manchester Chapter Eagle Parade Auction is tentatively scheduled for December 7, 2017.
Please note that the date of the Eagle Parade auction is subject to change.