Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Lighthouses on Parade was an art project around the Southern Maine area, during the summer of 2003, where local companies, organizations, and individuals sponsored unpainted lighthouses. There were 100 of the ten foot structures sprinkled throughout the area. Maine artists, then, designed them to create works of art. These embellished Maine icons were everywhere, it seemed, around the community. At the end of the project, the lighthouses were auctioned off to benefit local charities. Throughout the country, there were many public art projects like this. I've heard some cities created colorful butterflies, horses and the the such. Here, many that are still surviving around the city. This one sits upon the front lawn of King Middle School on Deering Avenue.