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Tybee Island Mural
Painted Lifeguard Benches
Murals and Hand Painted Benches Give Tybee Island, GA a Unique Flair
Most of the benches around Tybee Island, Georgia, are hand painted by local artist and sign painter Leonard the Sandman. The brightly colored benches greet visitors as they drive along Highway 80 and cross over onto this island that's just 20 minutes from Savannah. But the benches have a greater function than just beautifying this quaint beach town. They are the most economical and strategic way for local businesses to place advertisements, costing around $70 per painted bench and an additional $30 to $50 in monthly fees. Bench ads are very effective because they are on display 24 hours a day year-round, are repeatedly seen by drivers, bikers and pedestrians and target local consumers including residents and tourists.
Tybee Island also has lifeguard benches that are hand painted in bright colors and the beach pavilion has large murals on it of marine animals, including sea turtles. The murals help remind tourists that sea turtles need protection in order to ensure their survival.
Tybee Island Mural
Local Boyscouts Team up with Local Artists for Charity Fundraiser
What could be better than a painted bench project designed to bring local artists together with local business sponsors to build a stronger sense of community while also providing residents with a beautiful and creative place to sit? You guessed right if you answered, "auctioning off the benches for a charity fundraiser." Three towns in Illinois worked together to do just that. Businesses from the communities of Lake Villa, Lindenhurst and Antioch sponsored 34 benches which are scheduled to be auctioned off on Nov. 5, 2011. The benches were designed by local architect Pat Gallagher, assembled by local Boy Scouts and made available to local artists to paint, decorate and embellish. The fundraiser was kicked off during Lake Villa's Memorial Day parade when all of the benches were paraded through town on flatbed trucks. After the parade the benches went to temporary homes in Lake Villa, Lindenhurst and Antioch where they will be on display until the auction. More information about the benches can be obtained at www.llvfinearts.com.
Set of Hand Painted Benches in a Front Yard
Hand Painted Benches Can Brighten Your Yard
Hand painted benches can brighten any yard or garden and can be a perfect summer project for a family to work on together. Family members can participate according to their talents, skills and ages. Young children can suggest colors and designs and with adult supervision, older children can help build, paint and decorate the bench. Pre Assembled benches can make this project even easier. If you have a large yard you might also consider letting each child decorate and/or build their own bench and display it in their own section of the yard. Another option is to have a unifying theme for multiple benches, such as a set based on the Goldilocks and the Three Bears nursery rhyme where benches of varying sizes can be built, decorated and displayed.
For those who are less artistically inclined, simply painting or purchasing white benches and stenciling on a saying or simple design can be very effective.
Bench Art Can Add Beauty to Any Community
In summary, bench art and murals can add beauty and distinction to any community and can be good for local businesses who can use them for advertising purposes. When local sponsors and organizations work together, they can also make good community projects that can raise money for charities.
Bench art can also beautify individual yards and building and decorating them can be a great family project.