PUBLIC ART PROJECTS & related books
In early 2002, Outer Banks Press launched The Winged Horse Extravaganza, a public art installation celebrating the 2003 Centennial of Flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. From May 2002 through October 2004, 99 life-size ﬁberglass horses with aluminum aircraft wings were decorated and displayed throughout the Outer Banks. At least a dozen more were displayed off-island. Sponsors (either businesses or individual families) purchased a horse, commissioned an artist to decorate it and publicly displayed it for everyone to enjoy. [Some examples are in the gallery below.]
Outer Banks Press is launching a new horse project — WhoaBX — again using ﬁberglass horses, this time without wings. This project differs from The Winged Horse Extravaganza in two distinct ways: end date and beneficiaries. Since WhoaBX is not in conjunction with any event, it will be open-ended, with plans to continue indefinitely. Furthermore, while The Winged Horse Extravaganza benefited more than thirty non-profits and charitable organizations, WhoaBX has a single beneficiary: the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. Those with horses displayed from our prior project will receive recognition as Legacy Sponsors.
In addition to sponsoring WhoaBX, we are publishing a large-format coffee-table book of Corolla's wild horses, with proceeds benefiting the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. Stay tuned for further book information, and please let us know of your interest in our projects by completing the form at the bottom of this page.