A Bear Affair
Last fall in Litchfield County there was an art exhibition called A Bear Affair. In the spirit of the Cow Parade (which we visited in West Hartford several years ago), local artists took a bear statue and painted it, usually within a theme. Various businesses throughout the county sponsored the bears and they were placed on their property. Visitors could get a map to try to locate all of them, as well as participate in a contest. You had to find every bear and list its title and artist on an entry form. We spent a day "going on a bear hunt" mostly just in the city of Torrington, though every fiber of my compulsive being wanted to go searching for every single last one. Oh well, maybe next year.
Here is a photo gallery of the bears that we did see. Very impressive, don't you think?