Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DONKEYS ON THE TOWN

 With the Democratic National Convention under way, as seen from Hillary's first appearance below with Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney at our beautiful City Hall....
 
they aren't the only donkeys in town. The donkey has long been the mascot of the Democratic Party. I myself like elephants better, they are my favorite animal, but they are unfortunately not the chosen animal for the democrat's. All around town colorful fiberglass versions of the animal are greeting convention visitors, delegates, and politicians... just about everywhere you go in Philadelphia. Fifty-seven hand-painted donkeys, each representing a state, have been place all around town. In fact, the initiative, launched by the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee, is dubbed "Donkeys Around Town. This project is a fun way to engage the delegates... and will enable them to connect with Philadelphians, all our wonderful history, and the local arts community, and also get people interested in signing up to vote, and to get visitors to tour the city and all the fabulous we have to offer. As luck would have it, I was in King Of Prussia working one day at another of our locations and met a friend for dinner in the city last week, so it gave me an excuse to get some pictures to share. This week though, I hear the city is down right crazy!!!! Pennsylvania's donkey is located in front of the delegation's hotel -- the Double Tree Hotel on South Broad Street.  
 
Are you  visiting and want to find any of the other 55 donkeys? Well, there's an app for that! Just search for "scavify" in the App Store or Google Play. Or click Art Jawn to see all the state donkeys.
 
I just bet Deb from She Who Seeks, will love the bee
The donkeys will be on display through Labor Day. After that, the delegations can accept their respective donkeys or allow them to be auctioned off to the public, with proceeds split evenly among the artists who painted them.

40 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing the pix, luv! :)

    we DO have it all!

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  2. The Maryland one has all the things we're known for. Colorful state flag, Oriole, Raven and blue crabs. I don't know what else they could have included. Thank you for giving us a look at them.

    Lenalee

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    1. Your welcome! I love it since I love birds so much.

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  3. I'll have to see if google image has a picture of WA state. http://artjawn.com/dnc-donkeys/locations.html - you have to scroll waaaaay down. It's at a bar! :-)

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    1. Funny...they seem to have put the cool ones at a bar.

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    2. the gnomes would approve of the WA donkey at a bar!

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  4. I could never figure at why the democrats picked a donkey....shouldn't the Republicans be the jack asses? But these are all rather cool to see.

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    1. Now.....not all republicans are evil. Here is Bucks County they are fiscally like republicans, but all other issues are democrat. Most here vote republican for local spots, and from state reps up democrat. Probably why the south east is hated by half the state.

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  5. I can't stand Texas, but the donkey is pretty cool looking. I'll have to go view California's. I also hear the rent boys business is booming there!!!!!!!!

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  6. Yes, as exciting as it is in town. I'll be glad when the week is over. Every where is just packed..pubs, clubs and restaurants. I even had to wait for half an hour at Starbucks...but it is exciting all the hub bub. I love looking for those donkeys...I like green , so the Missouri and Florida is love.

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    1. I understand the Raven will welcome delegates for the closing party!!!!

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  7. What a great idea to get townies and vistors involved in sight seeing, politics, and art! I have long said Philadelphia offers so much.

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    1. It really does.....so much to see and do!

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  8. I have seen most but not all. After work I try to locate more. I love the Virgin Islands and Ohio the best so far and admit I love the ruby slippers on the Kanas donkey.

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  9. im only surprised your ass isn't here.

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    1. I could put I on display on count war paint from vacation is still on it.

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  10. What a fun city program! I love South Carolina, and Michigan of course.....I cheated and looked at the link!!! Thanks for sharing Mistress.

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    1. The link is great isn't it. Its the only way I'd seen them all.

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  11. The donkeys are beautiful and very creative. When I lived in Odessa, TX there were hand-painted jackrabbits all over town. I loved them - - especially since they didn't represent anything political.

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    1. Here is Bucks County we did painted horses that were placed all over...many still in place.

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  12. All this beautiful work and no Trump painted on the ass of New York's?

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  13. Wow....great way to make the city extra fun fro visitors. And how nice the states can have their donkey if they like...a nice addition to state capitol houses.

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  14. What a great way to encourage seeing the city and seeing some fun art.

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  15. So, the donkeys are in Philly?
    Odd; last week the jackasses were in Cleveland.

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  16. I'd like to see Hillary ride a donkey. She doesn't look too heavy and I'm sure she'd look good in riding pants.

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  17. Of course, the Cali one would have Hollywood on it. At least it doesn't have parched farm land on it. LOL!

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  18. Ooooo...Ours is such a pretty bright blue! I'm watching, and thoroughly enjoying some of the speeches. There's some truth-stretching (as CNN has reported) but nowhere near the amount, nor stretched as thin, as the Repubs.
    Hugs, my mistress!!!

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    1. I was a bit worried the first night, but after Michelle it's been all down hill.

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  19. This is great and the first I've heard of it. Thanks for sharing the story and all the pics!

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  20. D'you know, when I saw the title of this blog, I felt sure we were in for something else donkey-like that usually piques your interest... Jx

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  21. As your aware dear, its not the being hung like a donkey I worry about, its those emissions....especially if I just did my face.

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