The Good of the Hive
A 3-story Bee Themed Mural in Downtown Bangor
Artist Matthew Willey of the Good of the Hive Project and Bangor Beautiful president Annette Sohns-Dodd standing in front of the completed mural, July 2023.
About the Project
Bangor Beautiful partnered with Bangor Greendrinks to create a large bee-themed mural in Downtown Bangor during the summer of 2023. The artist Matt Willey is the founder of The Good of The Hive, a global mural project with the goal of hand-painting 50,000 honey bees, the number in a healthy, thriving hive. He has painted bee murals all over the world, including at the Smithsonian. The project included an outreach component to encourage people to take action to help save the bees and is a showpiece to spur the creation of future public art in Bangor.
The 3-story mural is located on the side of 47 Park Street next to Pepino's restaurant across from Bangor City Hall and the Zillman Art Museum.
A special thank you to Laurie and John Karnes III for granting permission to install the mural and Consolidated Communications for use of their property for installation and celebration event.
MADE POSSIBLE BY
PRESENTING / QUEEN BEE SPONSOR
It is thanks to the incredibly generosity the Rock & Art Shop that Bangor Beautiful is able to bring the Good of the Hive Project to Bangor. Please visit and support this amazing locally owned family business! therockandartshop.com