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Arts council keeps art in the county
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The Dawson County Arts Council (DCAC) wants to bring art to the doorstep of every business and home in the county. And this art will have a special Dawson County flare.

The council unveiled its new metal yard signs, called Dawson Dogs, last Tuesday at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce business after hours, held at the Bowen Center.

The seasoned-metal cutouts are modeled to look like a Scottie dog.

The theme was designed to replicate Dawson Countys unique shape, said DCAC President Carol Tyger.

The dogs are available in three sizes 4 feet, 3 feet, and 2 feet. The custom painted yard signs range from $175-$500.

We have teamed up with some of our artist members and local folk artists, said Tyger, and you can have your Dawson Dog custom-painted with your logo, business name, or anything else you might want to display.

Proceeds from the yard signs will go towards funding scholarships for students and continuing the programs the council currently promotes.

Its a way to raise the funds necessary to keep our programs going, Tyger said, and it keeps our countys Scottie dog theme at the forefront.

The concept, she said, was derived from similar public art exhibits in neighboring Forsyth County, with their decorative eggs, and even in Chicago, with their Cows on Parade exhibit. During its 12-year run, it is estimated that Cows on Parade has raised more than $20 million for charitable organizations around the world.

The yard signs are also available unpainted if you have a particular artist whom you would prefer to paint your sign.

The yard signs are currently on display at the Bowen Center. For more information, contact Marcia Chelf at the Bowen Center for the Arts at 706-216-2787.