Bulldog Statues in Athens GA
Dozens of larger-than-life bulldog statues stand guard throughout Athens, GA, a public art display that is fun for all ages. Whether you are a fan of public art, a die-hard UGA Bulldog, a kid or a kid at heart, you'll enjoy seeking out these statues while you are in Athens, Georgia.
Our Athens GA bulldog statues are made of fiberglass and stand four feet high (exact dimensions are 70" x 33" x 44".)
The "We Let the Dawgs Out" public art exhibit, first installed by the Athens-Oconee Junior Women's Club in 2003, is perhaps the most visible statement of Athens' multiple personalities, bringing together our college town's creative energy, artistic flair, and UGA Bulldog loyalty. The original three-dozen statues were painted by prominent local artists including Stan Mullins, Peter Loose, and Chris Wyrick, with an eye towards color, humor, and local flavor. The official project ended in 2010 when the statues were auctioned off by the Club, generating $25,000, which was donated to AIDS Athens. However, many of the original statues remain on display throughout Athens and are accompanied by a new generation of bulldog statues.
Spend any time walking around Athens and you're bound to see happy visitors of all ages marveling over the bulldogs and taking their picture. These bulldog statues are the original Selfie Spots in Athens!
So, take a look below at our wonderful Athens bulldog statues and set out on your visit to find 'em all!