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Bushy Tail Art Trail

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Tiny squirrel dining spots can be found scattered around Henry County as a public art display that is fun for all ages. Follow the Bushy Tail Art Trail to find these adorable, highly stylized works of art at locations throughout the county.

Whether you are a fan of public art, a nature lover, a kid or a kid at heart, you’ll enjoy exploring these spots! Use the grid below or plan your route using this map.* Don’t forget to take pictures and tag #BetterExplored for a chance to be featured on Visit Henry County, GA’s social pages!

Visit all 10 tables, snap selfies with each and upload them for a chance to win a prize as part of the Bushy Tail Art Trail Scavenger Hunt.

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Small picnic table with squirrel painted on back and top and benches painted green like grassKnown in the community as “Susie Q”, Susie Aruffo has been creating art for over 35 years. She loves to paint on canvas, stone, wood, and murals creating magical landscape, animals, angels and flowers. Her work can be found at BarnBeautiful and PitBoss BBQ located in Stockbridge, Georgia. In addition to creating works of art, Susie teaches private and group painting lessons. McBrayer Park
Alice in Wonderland themed tiny picnic table with tea cups and a rabbitA graduate of the Portfolio Center, Mia Broder is a freelance graphic designer living in Stockbridge. Mia is a talented mixed media artist with works displayed throughout Atlanta. Mia also developed a thriving art program for the women of Haven House, a local domestic abuse shelter.
Henry County Welcome Center
small picnic table with squirrel and cardinal painted on itIvonne Santos Ewers was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and has lived in the United State since she was thirteen. For the last several years, the Locust Grove resident has worked with the Henry Arts Alliance, Visual Arts Collective and the Arts Clayton Gallery. Inspired by the works of her mother, also a painter, Ivonne likes to paint political images, architecture, religion, and the human condition. Her mediums of choice are oils, acrylics, watercolors, and ink.
New City of Locust Grove Park (name TBA)
Small picnic table with cartoon squirrel holding a soccer ball with the table top looking like a soccer fieldDomini Re-Darling retired from the Visual Art teaching profession in 2010 after 30 years in the classroom at the middle and high school level in Dekalb, Clayton, and Henry County, this Hampton native’s work has been featured at the Georgia State Capitol, the Governor and Secretary of State’s offices, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, NAEA National Headquarters, Windsor Gallery, Arts Clayton Gallery, Piedmont Henry Hospital, Eagle’s Landing Country Club, Hampton City Hall, and the UGA Terry Business School in Atlanta, and in numerous VAC, GAEA, and UGA Alumni shows throughout the state. Her work in various media and genre focuses on the beauty of the world around her home environment as well as her travels.
North Mt. Carmel Park
Small picnic table with 3D tree growing out of backGreg Horton is a founding co-chair of the Henry County Artist Consortium and owner of BarnBeautiful in Stockbridge, Georgia. Greg is a self-taught artist and woodworker. Greg’s artwork uses reclaimed barnwood, nails, fence wire, roof tins and other repurposed materials. He adds stains, resins, and other finishes to create unique work, while still preserving the character of the old wood. Committed to not only his own works, BarnBeautiful features over 20 local Henry county artists and artisans in the retail gift shop and gallery. Panola Mountain State Park *along PATH trail near Upper Alexander Lake
small painted picnic table with planes painted on it and a landing strip painted on top Shanna H. Amoah is the owner of Party-By-Design, a canvas painting, arts/entertainment business for children and adults. Party-By-Design offers In-Studio sessions, DIY at home paint kits to go, Virtual paint parties online and Mobile paint parties offsite. Her family has resided in Henry County for 20 years. Her previous career path was in IT Operations and Product Management.
J.P. Moseley Park *paved trail near track
small picnic table with squirrel painted on back and small bat and ball on tableCarolyn Fuller and her business Carolyn Fuller Art is family-owned and operated in Locust Grove, Georgia. She has been a member of the Visual Artists Collective of Henry County and Henry Arts Alliance, Inc. since 2000. Her artwork is shown on Fine Art America. She participates in Henry Arts Alliance's "Art in Unusual Places", such as a rotating exhibit at Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, GA. Carolyn participates in various other events such as Henry Arts Alliance's Christmas with the Arts in McDonough, and shows at the Hapeville Farmers' and Artisans' Market in Hapeville, GA.Warren Holder Park
small picnic table with gray top and painted squirrel and cardinalAnita Redic is a life-long artist who has lived in Stockbridge for over 20 years. She began painting old ads trying to liven up the outbuildings in her backyard. She soon discovered how much she enjoyed working on wood. She finds beauty in all nature has to offer and when Anita’s not painting, she is usually with one of her rescued cats or dogs. Village Park at North Henry
military themed small picnic tableKoren Conrad is the owner of two The Creativity Cafe locations, with the original located in McDonough, GA. She is also the co-chair of the Henry County Artist Consortium. Heritage Park
small gray picnic table with owl stickersA Stockbridge resident, Kay Ridge studied under professional artists Testsuo Kobayashi, Albert Handel and Desmond Hogan. With a background in oils, she prefers the texture and versatility of pastel applied to various surfaces. Kay is a signature member of excellence of the Southeastern Pastel Society.Clark Community Park