A rainbow bench downtown on Sept. 8. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A rainbow bench downtown on Sept. 8. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Art in Unusual Places

The Juneau Empire welcomes reader-submitted photos of art in unusual or unexpected places in Alaska. To submit, email your photos and captions to editor@juneauempire.com.

Splat! Decorative art on a downtown car door on Sept. 8. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Splat! Decorative art on a downtown car door on Sept. 8. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Mysterious spirals on a tree trunk along Peterson Lake Trail on Sept. 6. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Mysterious spirals on a tree trunk along Peterson Lake Trail on Sept. 6. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A little bit of everything on a downtown corner wall on Sept. 5. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A little bit of everything on a downtown corner wall on Sept. 5. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Organic matter in a pool along Auke Nu Trail resembles tiger stripes on Sept. 13. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Organic matter in a pool along Auke Nu Trail resembles tiger stripes on Sept. 13. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Jurassic garden at Mile 2 Glacier Highway on Sept. 15. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Jurassic garden at Mile 2 Glacier Highway on Sept. 15. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

An eagle perched forever on this tree trunk along the Richard Marriott Trail on Sept. 16. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

An eagle perched forever on this tree trunk along the Richard Marriott Trail on Sept. 16. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

This octopus piece of art shows all the debris picked up in one section of the harbor in Resurrection Bay on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

This octopus piece of art shows all the debris picked up in one section of the harbor in Resurrection Bay on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Pins, medals and buttons from everywhere in downtown Seward on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Pins, medals and buttons from everywhere in downtown Seward on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Wild Iris and forget-me-nots on the side of a building in Seward on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Wild Iris and forget-me-nots on the side of a building in Seward on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A giraffe stands behind a chain-link fence on a lawn in Seward on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A giraffe stands behind a chain-link fence on a lawn in Seward on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A happy moose head on the side of a downtown building in downtown Seward on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A happy moose head on the side of a downtown building in downtown Seward on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

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