The Downtown Highland Park Alliance celebrates the Dog Days of Summer as it welcomes the ‘Big Dogs’ by artist Dale Rogers to its central business district. Consisting of twenty-two, 8 foot high by 10 foot long cor-ten steel “American Dog” sculptures, this one-of-a-kind traveling art exhibit will make its home in Downtown Highland Park throughout the month of July. Come out and attend one of the numerous special events, fundraisers and doggy socials which will be held in the ‘Big Dogs’ honor!
Artist Dale Rogers has been working as a full time metal sculptor for over 10 years. His work is originally designed, laser cut, TIG welded and hand finished into large scale 3-dimensional sculptures that combine his love for abstract geometrics with organic lines and a figurative appeal. Because everyone gains from art, Dale wanted to design a large scale exhibit for the public that could tour around the country – The Big Dog Show was successfully born from this dream.
Downtown Highland Park Alliance
The Downtown Highland Park Alliance is a public-private partnership of the Highland Park CBD Property Owners Association, the City of Highland Park and the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. The Alliance was founded in 2008 to enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Highland Park. The operations and promotions of the Alliance are funded by a Special Service Area commercial property tax currently authorized through 2013.