Ruston Cultural District invites community to Bulldog Project Auction

Bulldog Project Auction is set for Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Ruston Cultural District (RCD) invites the community to attend the Bulldog Project Auction on Thursday, September 29th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Davison Athletics Complex. The event is $50 per ticket and will feature music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live auction of seven of the original Bulldog Project statues, and a silent auction of “Puppy Project” bulldogs.

The Puppy Project silent auction will feature 20 miniature bulldog statues that have been painted by local artists. Attendees can participate in the silent auction from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Starting bids for “puppy” bulldogs are $50. Cash, check and card are all accepted. 40% of proceeds from the Puppy Project silent auction will go back to the artist.

The live auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. Any attendee bidding on a Bulldog Project statue must sign out a paddle before the live auction begins. These 7 bulldogs are 3-feet-tall and can currently be seen around Ruston as part of the original Bulldog Project public art installation. Starting bids for these bulldogs are $2,500. Cash, check and card all accepted. Condition of sale: By bidding on a Bulldog Project statue in the live auction, you understand that the bulldog must remain in public access for a minimum of 2 years to maintain its purpose as a public art installation. Delivery of your statue on a concrete base is included in your total cost of purchase.

“We are so excited to invite the community to come see and bid on these amazing bulldog statues,” said Amy Stegall, President of the Ruston Cultural District. “The Bulldog Project has been a great display of public art. We are happy that the statues will remain in public view and look forward to new and exciting public art opportunities that this fundraiser will inspire in our community.”

This fundraiser will support the Ruston Cultural District, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,  in future projects and cultural events within the district.

For more information on the Ruston Cultural District and the Puppy Project, please contact Ruston Cultural District President Amy Stegall at 318-251-8647 or, or visit