July 28, 2016
About the Project
Donkeys Around Town is an interactive community art project hosted by the Democratic National Convention in partnership with Visit Philly, Mural Arts, Roe Fabricators, and ArtJawn.com.
Through the month of July, 57 fiberglass donkeys hand-painted by more than 2 dozen local artists will be displayed at popular sites and attractions throughout Philadelphia. The donkeys represent the delegations from each of the 57 states and territories attending the DNC. Each delegation contributed 6 icons to include in their donkey’s design.
Steadfast, determined, and willful, the donkey has remained a well-known symbol of the Democratic Party since 1828. Donkeys Around Town includes a social media campaign as well as a scavenger hunt, facilitated through a newly designed app, in order to engage residents, delegates, and visitors and make everyone feel like they are part of the action during convention week.
At the conclusion of the convention, the donkeys will travel to their permanent homes, in each of their respective home states and territories.
Slideshow Maps of Donkeys Around Town
Donkeys Around Town was made possible by the Democratic National Convention in partnership with Visit Philly, Mural Arts, Roe Fabricators, and ArtJawn.com.