For the next several months, visitors to downtown Newnan will have their senses delighted by the vibrant new art display sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society.
The colorfully painted sculptures of trains, trucks and horses not only make the square a fun, vibrant outdoor gallery, but the art exhibit benefits a great cause.
For many years, the Newnan Historical Society has held a vision of a children’s museum featuring interactive displays that illustrate Coweta’s history in a format easily that brings the past to life for all ages.
We are huge history fans and love the museums of Coweta County. We could browse them for hours, but we understand that they can be dry and boring to young minds. We would love to see a museum that caters to Coweta’s ever growing youth population.
Many local businesses agree with us. Most of the sculptures you see downtown were purchased by these generous patrons and decorated with care by local artists of all ages. The level of detail on the sculptures is impressive. The theme of the display is all roads lead to Newnan and we loved seeing how each piece has a different and unique interpretation of the theme.
The display is well worth making a special trip to the Newnan Square. It took us a little over half an hour to look at the 29 art pieces. We were lucky to meet a few of the artists along the way. Some pointed out special details they had added and all were proud and excited to have their art on public display.
The trains, trucks and horses will be on display for the next six months or so. If you are excited by the idea of a children’s museum in Newnan, please consider donating to the cause!