Thursday, September 22, 2011

Whimsical Street Art - Belfast, Maine

by Sharon of Stray Notions

Every year I look forward to returning to Mid Coast Maine, and while many things don't change much from year to year and are a welcome routine, I look forward to the annual change in street art. I think it's been about 12 years since various cities and towns hosted installations of animal sculptures that were embellished by local artists and eventually auctioned off to the highest bidder to benefit a local charity. In Toronto it was Moose, Boston (and other cities) did cows, Rockland Maine - lobsters and Belfast did bears. However in Belfast, once the Bears were gone, the street art continued -- with a different theme each year. This year the installations provided both visual interest and unique opportunities to sit and enjoy the view. I've chosen a few favorites here:

Human Weathervane


Tourist Trap

Knit 2 Gather

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