Pigs in Paradise
This is the one of the most unusual open-air exhibitions we have ever seen. The Venice Art Center made 44 sitting and 12 standing fiberglass pigs; then local artists painted them. Last year the Center placed the wonderful animals all around the town. Seven feet long from tail to pushed in nose, they are on a mission to educate visitors about the area rich heritage, fantastic beaches and amazing attractions. Their leader, Capitan Will B. Cooked, has been nominated as the Venice Art Center Pigs in Paradise Ambassador. There is also Elvis Pigsley, Andy Warhog , Pigcasso, Mr Main Street etc. The Pigs in Paradise of Venice campaign will not stay here forever - at the end of April 2005 when the pigs will be auctioned off for charity. My favorite? The pig in front of the wine store (at the corner of Venice Ave and Nokomis Ave) called "Swine Connoisseur".