Organizers of an arts festival have launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring a 45-foot statue of a naked woman to stand on the National Mall facing the White House. Organizers of the Catharsis on the Mall festival need $90,000 to bring artist Marco Cochrane and his team to assemble the statue in D.C. ahead of the festival, which is scheduled between Nov. 10 and Nov. 12. Organizers say the statue will stay up until March -- and it will be facing the White House.
A 45-foot statue of a naked woman overlooking the White House is just one of a number of things happening at Catharsis on the Mall. Organizers of the event are trying to get a permit to allow the statue to stay for at least four months.The three-day event aims to raise awarness to encourage equal rights for women. News4's Mark Segraves reports.