Inspired by the infamous CowParade, the city of Baltimore held its own painted-animal display in 2001. Called "Fish Out Of Water," it featured 158 oversized fish of all types displayed all over downtown Baltimore, from the Inner Harbor to Federal Hill and from Oriole Park at Camden Yards to Mount Vernon. Designs included At Your Serfish (a fish dressed as a waiter), Starfish (in the style of van Gogh's Starry Night), Johann Sea-Bass-Tian Bach (done in a musical motif), and a number of others. As in the CowParade, each fish had a corporate sponsor; sixty of them were auctioned to benefit mayoral initiatives for the city's improvement and raised $373,000. Commercial merchandise - books, apparel, gifts, and the like - related to the exhibit was also created, and additional fish were auctioned on eBay.

Official website: