Arise of people artwork in Bangor celebrates Maine's tradition, flora and fauna - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ


Organizations like Bangor Stunning are running to "beautify" the Queen Town in addition to train public in regards to the condition's tradition and flora and fauna.

BANGOR, Maine — Moment strolling thru downtown Bangor, chances are you'll realize two brandnew work of art on Hammond Boulevard that have been not too long ago put in by means of nonprofit Bangor Beautiful.

"Our whole mission is to create and cultivate projects that beautify Bangor," Bangor Stunning board member Heather Davis mentioned.

They're tasks that no longer handiest decorate town but additionally constitute the deep tradition and intensive flora and fauna in Maine: the field mural depicting a flowing river from Katahdin that was once designed by means of individuals of the Wabanaki International locations or the honeybee-themed artwork on 47 Ground St.

"We are really passionate about giving a voice and honoring the Wabanaki people here and Indigenous tribes, as well as speaking to the importance of preserving natural resources as well as restoring native species," Davis mentioned.

Bangor Stunning's most up-to-date artwork set up titled "Spring Woods" additionally specializes in one of the vital condition's iconic natural world like fiddleheads and a plank frog.

Many exploring downtown have spotted the addition of the work of art, like Dedham resident Kim Foster and her mom Janice Earl.

"It really adds to the community feel of it," Foster mentioned. 

"It brings out the niceness in people, too. It makes people want to get out more and interact with each other," Earl added.

Downtown companies, like Bangor Wine and Cheese which sits proper then to the 2 brandnew work of art, have additionally been being attentive to the new surge in people artwork.

"It really shows the effort that Bangor in general, and especially Bangor Beautiful, is putting in to making this a better place to be for tourists, for people who live and work here. It's fantastic," proprietor Eric Mihan mentioned.

Bangor Stunning hopes those work of art no longer handiest give one thing nice-looking for public to take a look at, but additionally support carry the family in combination during the foundation of artwork.

"There's something powerful about not only just finding a community to do life with but also to collaborate with on such important and meaningful endeavors," Davis mentioned.

The nonprofit might be partnering with Abraham Lincoln Fundamental over the approaching months to begin running on their then mural that might be impressed by means of the college's family grassland.

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