With a goal of drawing attention to the global water crisis, this New York citywide exhibit features 3 feet by 5 feet running shoe statues designed by Rachel Ray, top model Petra Nemcova, Lance Bass, the New York Giants, as well as other famous celebs.
To create the statues, each celebrity designer received a standard-sized sneaker along with art supplies and inspiration about the official Blue Planet Run athletes. The designs were then transformed into larger-than-life sneaker statues and placed all over New York City to mark the start of the 2007 Blue Planet Run®.
Millions of New Yorkers and tourists from around the world will be stopping in their tracks this summer to marvel at these Giant Sneakers that have magically popped up overnight.
Sneak a peek at these SNEAKER SCULPTURE LOCATIONS: American Bible Institute Broadway at 65th St., Chelsea Pier, 59 Golfing site, Chelsea Pier, 61 Sports site, Governors Island, Hudson River, Trust Hunter College, Lexington Ave. at 66th St., New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway between 45th and 46th St., Randall’s Island, Sheraton on 7th Avenue, South Street Seaport, Time Warner Center Broadway and 60th St., and Times Square Information Center.
Auction takes Action!
If a trip to NYC is not on your agenda then you’ll want to check out Ebay’s auction’s for the Sneaker Statues that will end July 20th! (All bids start at only $99.00 and include shipping). The auction is now live!
About Blue Planet Run Foundation
Blue Planet Run Foundation (BPRF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to solve the problem facing over one billion people – lack of access to safe drinking water. For more information, please visit: www.blueplanetrun.org