Art is to be enjoyed. Just like classic works of art on display in a museum, we encourage you to take in the beauty of the squirrel picnic tables without touching them. This will help ensure that each table remains in good condition for all to enjoy.
Henry County is getting several new outdoor dining establishments, but not for human patrons. Ten tiny squirrel picnic tables decorated by local, Henry County artist have popped up in parks and public spaces all over Henry County with additional tables being added throughout the year.
The Bushy Tail Art Trail, is the work of Visit Henry County, Georgia’s Artist Consortium. This group of artists, led by co-chairs Greg Horton of BarnBeautiful and Koren Conrad of The Creativity Café hopes to encourage more public art, enhance public spaces and bring awareness to the incredibly talented artists who call Henry County home.
“Anytime you think about a thing or a place you have this little image in your mind of what that place looks like,” said Horton. “I hope that as our projects progress and the Artist Consortium really gets traction [so] that when people think of Henry County, that little image in their head involves some very fun and colorful art.”
Everyone could use a bit of whimsy, not to mention an outdoor adventure, in their life and traveling the Bushy Tail Art Trail offers an opportunity for both. No two tiny tables are the same with each reflecting the personal style of the artist and in some cases the location in which it can be found. While squirrels feature prominently, nods to aviation, the military and even Alice and Wonderland offer Henry County’s squirrel residents the chicest dining spots around.
The first 10 tables are waiting to be found and Visit Henry County, GA is offering a fun incentive to the first three people to find and take a selfie with each of them. A first, second and third place prize will be given to enjoy local attractions and eateries. Learn more about the Bushy Tail Art Trail Scavenger Hunt.
If you have traveled the trail and are now hungry for more art, don’t miss the Artisan Trail, where you can find a variety of artisan goods and products as well as art. If you have been inspired to create your own works of art, check out “Where to Create Art in Henry County” for a list of local options.