Saturday, March 21, 2009

United Buddy Bears in Buenos Aires

From the beginnings of March until April 13th, United Buddy Bears art exhibition has arrived to Buenos Aires` famous Plaza San Martin, located downtown. United Buddy Bears promote living together in peace and harmony on their global tour. Around140 Buddy Bears (each 2m tall) represent as many countries recognised by the United Nations.

Each Buddy Bear shows the individual design created by different artists on behalf of their native countries. The diverse design of the Buddy Bears - always typical for the respective countries- enables the visitors to experience a journey around the globe.

Buddy Bears activities and aid for children in need have formed an inseparable unit. To date, over 1.560.000 have been raised through donations and auctions in aid of UNICEF and local children`s relief organizations.

16 exhibitions on 5 continents: 2002 and 2003 Berlin, 2004 Hong Kong- Istanbul-Kitzb├╝hel, 2005 Tokyo-Seoul, 2006 Sydney - Berlin- Vienna, 2007 Cairo-Jerusalem, 2008 Warsaw-Stutgart-Pyongyang and 2009 Buenos Aires.

For more information on Buddy Bears, visit http://www.buddy-bear.com/
For more pictures on the local exhibition, visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmtargentina/sets/72157615721814546/
Address for the exhibition is Av. Santa Fe and Maip├║. Metro blue line, station San Martin.