Sponsorships & Events

First County Bank Sponsors ‘Horsin Around Stamford Downtown’ Art

Sandy Goldstein, president of Stamford Downtown Special Services District, and Katherine Harris, president and chief operating officer of First County Bank. The photo was taken in front of Seahorse, designed by Pamela Riley-Abear, and is located in front of the bank’s executive offices at 100 Prospect St. in Stamford.

Each year Stamford hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to attract local and regional audiences.  Art in Public Places features sculptures lining the sidewalks and parks of downtown as well as the Stamford Town Center.  First County Bank is a gold sponsor for this year’s exhibit, “Horsin’ Around Stamford Downtown,” presented by Stamford’s Downtown Special Services District.

Art in Public Places, currently in its 19th year, is one of Stamford’s premier cultural events taking place throughout downtown.  Since its inception, Art in Public Places has grown in size and prominence, providing major works of outdoor sculpture for all to enjoy.

Horsin’ Around Stamford Downtown features 40 originally designed and painted fiberglass horses on display on the streets and parks of downtown Stamford.  It demonstrates the extraordinary commitment to art that is part of the Stamford culture.  And thanks to the talent of 35 artists who have magically transformed white fiberglass horses into works of art full of creativity and humor, and various sponsors, the exhibit will be on display from June through the end of August.

Upon conclusion of Horsin’ Around Stamford Downtown, the horses will be refurbished and readied for public auction; a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Ferguson Library.

“First County Bank is proud to be a supporter of the cultural diversity that makes up Stamford,” said Rey Giallongo, chairman and CEO of First County Bank.  “As a Stamford resident, I have come to really appreciate the Art in Public Places exhibits every year.  They bring a different perspective as I travel around town and become topics of discussion for family, friends and co-workers.”

As part of its sponsorship, First County arranged to have three horses installed near bank branches in town: Seahorse, designed by Pamela Riley-Abear, is located in front of the bank’s executive offices at 100 Prospect St.; and Horse Fleye, designed by Maureen A. Callahan and Kimberly A. Mirabito, and Poseidon’s Creation, designed by Katie Kinsella, are located near the 160 Atlantic St. branch.

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