Whitehouse Butterfly Project - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Whitehouse Butterfly Project unveiled

WHITEHOUSE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

If you're walking around downtown Whitehouse, you may see some colorful butterflies, but they're not flying. They're decorated fiberglass figures that have been installed in the downtown district.

After two years of planning, the "Wings around Whitehouse" butterfly project is finally a reality. There are 27 fiberglass butterflies altogether. Each was purchased by a sponsor who either decorated it themselves or hired an artist.

Five schools from the Anthony Wayne, Toledo and Maumee Bay area designed and decorated butterflies, as well.

The project is the second public art display to enhance downtown Whitehouse, and local business owners are encouraging people to take a look.

"They're all pretty colorful, and very unique to each business," said Tony Fronk, owner of The Whitehouse Inn. "We've noticed some different people all around town, and they have been taking a look at them. It's been welcoming."

An official unveiling of the butterflies, including introductions of all artists and sponsors, will be held on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. There will also be a free concert in the park and radio-controlled boat races in the quarry.

For more information, visit the Whitehouse website here.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly