Overalls All Over Statues Arriving in Cedar Rapids
More than 20 6’ fiberglass Overalls All Over statues are arriving at NewBo City Market Friday, February 19 at 12:00 p.m. to be picked up by local artists for design work. Artists will have more than a month to complete work on the statues before they are clear-coated and installed at the end of April.
The Overalls All Over project will include 24 life-sized 6’ fiberglass statues depicting the farmer and daughter from the American Gothic painting. It is one of the most familiar images in 20th-century American art and painted at 5 Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. Statues will be on parade from May 1st through September 2016, culminating at the NewBo Arts Festival on Labor Day Weekend. The locations of these statues will be announced this spring and promoted as fun photo opportunities. Print and digital maps will direct visitors through the area. Local, regional and national media coverage has begun to promote this event.