Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Whale Art

Mystic, CT

A community art project a number of years ago resulted in the creation of a number of "painted" whales which were displayed prominently about the New London Area as a way to increase the tourist business.  Some of the whales from this effort found permanent homes and can still be seen today.  This  one was seen outside of a bookstore in Mystic.


  1. I think it's interesting when towns put up these animals decorated in different themes. We used to live in a town that had catfish throughout downtown, in honor of the book, The Big Fish.

    1. I know there have been a number of towns and cities that have done this sort of art work. New London has a history of whaling and it was appropriate to paint these whales in honor of that heritage.