Graphic that says "The Big Dog Show by Artist Dale Rogers; March - July 2022; Greenville, SC"

March 2022 - July 2022


The Big Dog Show is a large-scale temporary art exhibition featuring artist Dale Rogers' most beloved design, The American Dog. Since its original debut in 2009, this traveling public art collection has been featured in 22 shows in 11 different cities throughout the US. 

LOCATION: The Big Dog Show will be located at the Cleveland Park Stables and along Main Street in Downtown Greenville.

Logo Big Dog Show
Logo with a Dog and a Cat that says "No Kill Greenville County Animal Care. Foster. Adopt. Love.&

Benefitting Greenville County Animal Care

A portion of the proceeds from The Big Dog Show will go to Greenville County Animal Care to help continue their mission to maintain a no-kill community. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

March 11 - Press Conference

June 11 - Adoption Day - Greenville County Animal Care

June 11-19 - Best in Show Artistic Collar Contest

  • Best in Show Winner: "Wonder Dog," "Wonder Cat," and "Wonder Bird" by The Children's Museum of the Upstate

June 29 - K-9 Demonstration

July 25 - Dogs Depart

End of Exhibit (July TBD) - Artist Reception

big dog statue in field
statue of a big dog with a cat sitting on its back in a field
four dogs sitting in front of big dog statue
Artist Dale Rogers standing next to a sculpture of a big dog
man standing in the middle of a field full of big dog sculptures
two people walking next to a sculpture of a big dog
Big Dog Sculpture wearing Collar for Artistic Collar Contest

THE ARTIST

Dale Rogers is a full-time metal sculptor from Massachusetts. His work includes both large-scale sculptures for individual installation as well as temporary public exhibits comprised of multiple pieces. In 2021, he was featured as an artist at Artisphere, where he was awarded First Place in the 3-dimensional art category.

THE SCULPTURES

The Big Dog Show is an engaging exhibit designed to bring people together to experience art in public spaces. Drawing on the emotional connection that people feel to man's best friend, The Big Dog Show provided visitors the opportunity to see the world as a dog would. The installation features twenty 8ft tall x 10ft long corten steel sculptures, including multiple variations of the original design.

SPONSORSHIP

A portion of the proceeds from the exhibit partnerships will benefit Greenville County Animal Care and the City of Greenville Arts in Public Places program. For more information about sponsoring The Big Dog Show, click here.

BEST IN SHOW ARTISTIC COLLAR CONTEST

The Best in Show Artistic Collar Contest is an exciting opportunity for sponsors to exercise their own creative talents, while engaging the public in public art and creating awareness of Greenville County Animal Care – the local non-profit beneficiary of The Big Dog Show. Sponsors will have an opportunity to design and fabricate artistic dog collars for display June 11-19, 2022. Designs should be creative, original and reflect a theme that coordinates with the name of the dog, which will also be chosen by individual sponsors. Be creative, and just maybe, your pick of the litter will be awarded “Best in Show!” For information on how your company can get involved, email Anna Catherine Miller at acmiller@greenvillesc.gov

To view the Best in Show Artistic Collar Contest Guidelines and Sponsorship Interest Form, click here.

Map showing locations of Big Dog Show: Riverplace, ONE City Plaza, Cleveland Park Stables