What a great success our first What a Hoot! Festival was! We raised and donated $12,000 to local charities. A big THANK YOU to the greater Coxsackie community and to all who supported the auction and took home an owl and to those who purchased mugs and glasses. (These are still available at the Village Office for $10 each—come get yours while supplies last!) We are pleased to announce that we are now planning 2018's What a Hoot! Festival. If you or your business are interested in sponsoring an owl this year, see below for the 2018 Sponsor Packet. If you are interested in painting an owl this year, see below to download the 2018 Artist's Packet. We look forward to filling the town with another fabulous parliament of owls next spring!
As we solidify our plans for the What a Hoot! Gala & Auction for 2018, we will keep you posted!
We hope to get all owls on their perches in time for the Memorial Day Parade.
This is the firm deadline for artists to return their finished owls. They will then be sent for clear-coating.
Artists will be notified that they have been selected by a sponsor, and will pick up their owl to begin work. Exact date TBA
Sponsors will choose their owl/artists at this reception. Once we have a date and place, we will update.
The deadline for artists to submit an owl sketch with all accompanying paperwork.
All individuals and businesses interested in being an owl sponsor must return packets and payment by November 15.
See the downloads tab.
Our 2018 artists will hail from right here in Coxsackie, to neighboring towns in the Capital Region. It is time for potential artists to submit their sketches!
Our sponsors will donate $500 each for the honor of sponsoring one of our beautiful owls. With that tax-deductible donation comes credit on the owl's name plaque. The money covers the cost of a primed owl, its mounting brackets, shipping, weather protection, artists supply fee, and promotion of the festival. Our owls wouldn't be possible without our very generous sponsors! After the owls have been displayed all summer around town, they will be auctioned off to the highest bidders at our Gala Auction near the end of September/early October--dates TBA. **NEW DEADLINE NOVEMBER 25, 2017**
The Hoot of the Owl Committee is inviting you to be part of the celebration, too. Won’t you please become a What a Hoot! Supporter? Your donation will help Coxsackie’s festival soar by providing much needed funding for promotion, thereby ensuring success. While promoting What a Hoot!, the committee will also give you and your business recognition through social media and extensive advertising. We do hope that you will join us.