Gallopalooza Horses Hit the Streets of Louisville

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Posted on April 13, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 15 at 1:24 PM

(WHAS11) - The herd of colorful and ornate Gallopalooza horses is back on the streets of Louisville!

The Gallopalooza horses were on display over the weekend at Churchill Downs, but you can now see all 130 of the life size horses throughout Louisville.

Area businesses sponsor the horses and the proceeds help benefit Brightside.

Gallopalooza, Louisville's Sidewalk Derby, is a civic pride project that combines the skills of professional and amateur artists. Artists have designed more than 130 life-size, fiberglass horses and foals that have been sponsored by local businesses.

Gallopalooza proceeds support community beautification projects done in partnership with Brightside. Gallopalooza was created in 2003 as a sister organization to Brightside which was launched in 1986 by Mayor Abramson. Brightside also promotes civic pride by partnering with citizens to keep Louisville clean, green and environmentally aware.

For more information, check out the Gallopalooza web site at .

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