So what is a Bead Dog? According to the LASPCA, it is a tradition among generations of New Orleanians children to create Bead Dogs from discarded Mardi Gras throws. A few twists and turns transform a necklace of beads into a fun trinket to enjoy. Haydel's Bakery adopted the Mardi Gras Bead Dog as their mascot and has graciously donated the sculpture's mold to promote the LA/SPCA's mission.
Check out the link here for all the locations of the Mardi Gras Bead Dog. You will see we're going to have a busy summer locating all these Dogs.
Here are a few shots from today!
This is the Ornamental Mutt located at Whole Foods Markets. Artist: Jacques Soulas
This is the Street Dog located at Napolean and Tchoupitoulas Street Artist: Rex Dingler
This is the Twisted Dog located at St. Charles and Napolean Avenue Artist: Simon
This is the Tie–Dye Dog located at 2031 St. Charles Ave Artist: Barbara Shaw
This is the Elephant Dog located at Audubon Zoo 6500 Magazine St Artist: Alex Beard