Our unicorn is called Peek a Boo Lou Lou, sponsored by Bailey of Bristol, and reflects artist Maureen La Frenais’ connections with the city and landmarks like Clifton Bridge and Severn Bridge.
The Unicornfest Art Trail is a unique, family-friendly event that celebrates the magic and beauty of unicorns. The art trail features 60 life-sized unicorn sculptures that have been individually designed and painted by some of the South West’s leading artists.
Schools and community groups have also participated in Unicornfest, which is raising money for Leukaemia Care, with more than 40 smaller unicorn foals going on display as well.
The sculptures will be placed in prominent locations throughout Bristol and the South West area, creating a free-to-access trail that encourages visitors to explore the city as part of the 650th anniversary celebrations for Bristol.
Ashton Gate Stadium CEO Mark Kelly said: “Ashton Gate is excited to be supporting The Unicornfest Art Trail and helping to bring our local community together to celebrate art, creativity, and imagination. We look forward to welcoming everyone following the trail to the stadium and supporting the vital work of Leukaemia Care.”
The Unicornfest Art Trail is free to attend, and visitors are encouraged to share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #TheUnicornfest.
Visit The Unicornfest website to download a PDF map of the trail map, which is also available on the Unicornfest app for Apple and Android Devices. Paper maps can be purchased from the physical shop and other locations across the city.
Maps are priced at £1 each and all proceeds to Leukaemia Care.
Once the trail has been concluded, all the large and small statues will be gathered at Propyard for a final farewell weekend before they’re sent to auction in early October.
All the money raised from the auction will go to Leukaemia Care, which provides care and support to individuals, families and friends affected by leukaemia and associated conditions.
For more information about the trail, visit the event website.