Elkton elk gets a fresh coat of paint
— There’s a new elk in town. Or, more accurately, an old one looks a lot different.
Margie Blystone, chairperson for Elkton’s arts and entertainment district, and her daughter Sarah had spent some 12 hours painting the fiberglass figure before finishing it Thursday afternoon. The elk stands on the corner of Bridge and Main Streets.
“We’re calling him ‘Artie,’” Blystone wrote in an email.
Artie, whose paint job was modeled after that of the Elkton Art Loop banner, still needs a sealing coat of polyurethane, which Blystone may not get around to until spring. The outdoor paint should hold up until then, she wrote.
Here’s to Artie.
Artie, before it was Artie.
Artie in his finished state, minus a sealant.