Snowdogs by the Sea

Published: Saturday 24th Sep 2016

Written by: Abi Radford

Best of Brighton have been out on the hunt for the Snow Dogs that have just arrived in the city! Inspired by the magical short film The Snowman and The Snowdog, this fantastic new art trail invites locals and visitors to go out and find the 44 giant dog sculptures that have been placed at various locations around Brighton and Hove. This extraordinary trail has been staged by The Martlets Hospice and Wild in Art to raise awareness for the charity and to get people out and about in Brighton.

Each of the dogs have been designed by a different artist and they have been sponsored by local businesses. Frank, who resides just down the road from our office, has an iconic Brighton design showing many of the landmarks around the city. A full list of all of the dogs can be found on the official Snow Dogs by the Sea website ( A collection of 20 Snow Dog puppies, which have been designed by local schoolchildren, are also on show at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Booth Museum of Natural History, Hove Library, Hove Museum and Jubilee Library.

On the 6th December, each of these loveable statues will go under the hammer to be sold to the highest bidder. The money raised by each dog will help fund patient care at The Martlets Hospice. Additionally, whilst you are following the trail you can text SDOG16 to 70070 to donate £3 to this worthwhile charity.

There is plenty of time to go out and search for these fantastic sculptures as they will stay put in Brighton until the 27th November. This is a great way to get out in the sunshine with the whole family and explore the city!

Abi Radford



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