The Stockbridge Main Street Program has recently partnered with the Visit Henry County, Georgia’s Artist Consortium, and other local Main Street Programs to bring public art to unexpected places through the Bushy Tail Art Trail.
The Bushy Tail Art Trail is a self-guided tour of locations throughout Henry County that highlights, creatively painted squirrel picnic tables. Each table is an original work of art that has been uniquely decorated and signed by a local artist who is also a Consortium member. The plan is to eventually place up to 30 of these public art pieces in highly frequented areas, including parks, walking trails, and the historic downtown districts across the county. All of the tables included in the Trail have been thoughtfully placed to provide unique opportunities for individuals to take selfies, enjoy public art, and get people moving around the county on the hunt for these treasured tables.
“The Bushy Tail Art Trail is a fun and whimsical way to bring the community and art together,” says Greg Horton, Consortium co-chairman and Downtown Stockbridge Business Owner. “Visitors can follow the Trail to find each of the creative art pieces and simultaneously get a taste of what makes Henry County, its parks, and our downtowns special.”
In Stockbridge, tables are located at Clark Park, Memorial Park, and Reeves Creek Trail. “This partnership with the Visit Henry County, Georgia’s Artist Consortium is a perfect match,” says Kira Harris-Braggs, Stockbridge Main Street Program Manager. “An important part of the Main Street mission is to cultivate artistic expression. By working with the Consortium to include Stockbridge locations on the Bushy Tail Art Trail, we further that effort.”
Consortium members include creative-related business owners and local artists.
Go to visithenrycountygeorgia.com to find more information about the Bushy Tail Art Trail, the table locations, and the Artist Consortium.
Young trail visitor, Ava (age 10), admires a squirrel table at Reeves Creek Trail.