Artist Calvin Stinger has fashioned 11 bronze tiny toad sculptures to highlight 11 unique historic sites around downtown Conway.

 

According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, the interactive art installation “aims to foster public interaction with the piece, inspire creativity and promote the education Conway’s unique history.” The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has tour guidebooks available that provide a description for each site’s unique history.

 

The tiny toad sculptures feature the following:

  • Grummer Massey Building
    • Tiny toad trying to balance a very large hammer
      Size – 12” x 6”
  • Halter Building
    • The young toad couple swing dance on the third floor of the Halter building where fun and games abound for the teens of the community.
      Size – 7” x 8”
  • Frauenthal and Schwarz Building
    • Mr. Toad Frauentag happily sits atop some of the wares that he sells in his mercantile
      Size – 8” x 8”

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  • Depot
    • The always punctual conductor road checks his pocket watch while patiently waiting for the arrival of the next train.
      Size – 6” x 5”
  • Jail
    • Mr. Toad crook has been thrown in jail where he ponders when he will get out while the police toad soundly sleeps.
      Size 10” x 8”
  • Groad Brothers Cafe
    • Luke and Jud Groad Toads hold a giant cookie covered in large chocolate chips to share with the community.
      Size 8” x 6”
  • Farmer State Bank
    • Mr. A Toad wearing a top hat and tails and leaning on his cane proudly holds a large bag of money to take to the bank.
      Size 10” x 5”
  • Smith Ford
    • Mr. Toad Smith celebrates his store opening in 1923 by driving a 1923 Ford Model T
      Size 5” x 9”

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  • East Side Community
    • The hard-working young student toad with his diploma in his pocket is proud to graduate from the Pine Street School
      Size 12” x 8”
  • The Drag Café
    • The Toad Trio Band is a Jazzy entrée in the Drag Cafe where dancing and food abound.
      Size 9” x 10”

 

To see more photos of the tiny toads, click here.

 

Photo Credit: Kurt Jones Photography
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