The most visible aspect of Gadsden Reads: Big Fish will be a series of ten six-foot catfish that will be painted by Alabama artists and placed on Broad Street. In addition to these ten fish, The Chamber will have a Riverfest Fish and the Gadsden Area Association of Realtors is sponsoring their own Big Fish (perhaps “Fillet of Sold”). Local businesses and individuals are encouraged to order a fish to be painted and placed around town as Gadsden celebrates the Year of Alabama Arts. The fish can either be the property of the business, or it can be a part of our August Charity Auction.

Buy your own fish
Cost: $1500

Businesses can purchase one fish to be painted by an artist of their choice and placed in front of your business. This includes recognition in 30 Big Fish books to be distributed around town.

Bait the hook with a $500 donation
Businesses who donate to the Gadsden Reads project will receive appropriate recognition for their support.

The cost of a primed but unpainted fish is $1,500 and includes recognition in 30 Big Fish books for citizens to read. The Center will work with fish buyers to find artists, if necessary, as well as on their installation. This could be a great tie in with tourism, especially since Alabama Tourism has declared 2007 the year of arts for promotion. Contact Bobby Welch at 543-2787, ext. 26 or to ORDER NOW for delivery of your 6' art project.

Join our growing list of proud Big Fish owners:

Advanced Imaging Alabama Power
Robert Aderholt Exchange Bank
Hampton Inn Jeff Phillips Electrical Contractors
Etowah Cherokee Association of Realtors The Gadsden Times
Gadsden City High School Rainbow Food Mart & Carwash
Gadsden Chamber of Commerce The Loop
Gadsden Regional Medical Center  
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