The most colorful and beautiful of all butterflies and a winged symbol of freedom, Monarch butterflies are unique in the way that, each year, they flee the seasonal cold in the eastern United States, and migrate several thousand miles to spend the winter in the warm mountainous fir forests of Mexico, where superstitions claim they are the souls of the dead returned.
The Trail of Painted Ponies has stampeded into American Art History as one of the most successful public art projects of all time! Born and bred in Santa Fe, this wildly popular public art project invited artists to let their imaginations run wild and transform life-size horse sculptures into stunning original works of art. These dazzling Painted Ponies were exhibited throughout the state of New Mexico and they enchanted hundreds of thousands of people and reinvigorated tourism, while raising awareness and funds for worthy non-profit organizations. Receiving rave reviews in local and national media, The Trail of Painted Ponies were featured in a best-selling book and in an award-winning documentary film, narrated by acclaimed actress Ali MacGraw. At the end of the exhibition, these magnificent Painted Ponies were rounded up and they took center stage at a star-studded auction that raised awareness and funds for worthy non-profit organizations. To date, The Trail of Painted Ponies has generated over $1 million for worthy non-profit organizations and this distinguished legacy of support continues with the Celebrity Collection. Today, The Trail of Painted Ponies is proudly celebrating 13 years of horses in art and it has become one of the premier art and collectible companies in the world, crafting one of the most cherished collectibles in America, The Trail of Painted Ponies figurines. These miniature works of art are prized by collectors who appreciate artistry and fine craftsmanship. Passionate about creativity and quality, The Trail of Painted Ponies is committed to crafting collectibles and companion merchandise that pays tribute to the beauty and majesty of the horse and the time honored tradition of storytelling.