This colorful sign near Alpine Apartments thanks essential workers. (Courtesy Photo | Kathleen Willard)

This colorful sign near Alpine Apartments thanks essential workers. (Courtesy Photo | Kathleen Willard)

Photos: Art in Unusual Places

Reader-submitted photos.

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


• The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted photos of art in unusual or unexpected places. To submit, email your photos and captions to editor@capweek.com.


This inflatable fellow offers air hugs on Engineers Cutoff Road in this photo shared Monday. “This event happens every day from 3-5 p.m.,” wrote Suki Patterson. (Courtesy Photo | Suki Patterson)

This inflatable fellow offers air hugs on Engineers Cutoff Road in this photo shared Monday. “This event happens every day from 3-5 p.m.,” wrote Suki Patterson. (Courtesy Photo | Suki Patterson)

The feathery look of oxidation on a downtown guardrail is seen in this Aug. 8, 2019 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

The feathery look of oxidation on a downtown guardrail is seen in this Aug. 8, 2019 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Sun-ripened mountain ash berries glow in downtown sunshine on Aug. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Sun-ripened mountain ash berries glow in downtown sunshine on Aug. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Crabs square dance Aug. 8, 2019, near the downtown Juneau seawalk. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Crabs square dance Aug. 8, 2019, near the downtown Juneau seawalk. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

The last remaining fireweed blossom stands near Seventh Street in this Aug. 9, 2019 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

The last remaining fireweed blossom stands near Seventh Street in this Aug. 9, 2019 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Fearsome creature guards buildings south of Sandy Beach, July 6, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Fearsome creature guards buildings south of Sandy Beach, July 6, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Fearsome creature guards buildings south of Sandy Beach, July 6, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Fearsome creature guards buildings south of Sandy Beach, July 6, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Fearsome creature guards buildings south of Sandy Beach, July 6, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Recent pollen creates a golden glow to spider’s web. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Recent pollen creates a golden glow to spider’s web. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Seed pods provide a burst of color on a Japanese Maple in this photograph, submitted June 27, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Barbara Belknap)

Seed pods provide a burst of color on a Japanese Maple in this photograph, submitted June 27, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Barbara Belknap)

Dendritic formations on Boy Scout Beach, July 3, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Dendritic formations on Boy Scout Beach, July 3, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Courtesy photos | <strong>Denise Carroll</strong>
                                <strong>Above: </strong>Sun-dried curling paint forms a colorful abstract pattern on a garage wall in Tok on June 7. 
                                <strong>Top Right:</strong> A decorative metal bird-like windsock blows in the wind in Gas Works Park, Seattle on June 16. 
                                <strong>Right</strong>: Mini cairns decorate a piece of driftwood at Outer Point on June 23.
                                The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted photos of art in unusual or unexpected places. To submit, email your photos and captions to editor@capweek.com

Courtesy photos | Denise Carroll Above: Sun-dried curling paint forms a colorful abstract pattern on a garage wall in Tok on June 7. Top Right: A decorative metal bird-like windsock blows in the wind in Gas Works Park, Seattle on June 16. Right: Mini cairns decorate a piece of driftwood at Outer Point on June 23. The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted photos of art in unusual or unexpected places. To submit, email your photos and captions to editor@capweek.com

A decorative metal bird-like windsock blows in the wind in Gas Works Park, Seattle on June 16, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A decorative metal bird-like windsock blows in the wind in Gas Works Park, Seattle on June 16, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Mini cairns decorate a piece of driftwood at Outer Point on June 23, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Mini cairns decorate a piece of driftwood at Outer Point on June 23, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Denise Carroll)

Trickster raves fly at sunset in this mural seen in Haines Junction on May 29, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Trickster raves fly at sunset in this mural seen in Haines Junction on May 29, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A decorative bird made of wrenches, bolts and assorted tools perches on a garden bed in Haines Junction on May 29, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A decorative bird made of wrenches, bolts and assorted tools perches on a garden bed in Haines Junction on May 29, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Bright colors decorate graves of fallen veterans of Northway, Alaska, along the Alaska Highway on May 30, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Bright colors decorate graves of fallen veterans of Northway, Alaska, along the Alaska Highway on May 30, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Handprints bid a bon voyage aboard the deck of the Malaspina ferry on May 29, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Handprints bid a bon voyage aboard the deck of the Malaspina ferry on May 29, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A remnant of last year’s cow parsnip along Sheep Creek Trail on May 17, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A remnant of last year’s cow parsnip along Sheep Creek Trail on May 17, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Looking down the throat of a dewy false hellebore along Sheep Creek Trail on May 17, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Looking down the throat of a dewy false hellebore along Sheep Creek Trail on May 17, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Sea life shapes at the Douglas Island Pink & Chum Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on May 17, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Sea life shapes at the Douglas Island Pink & Chum Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on May 17, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Skunk cabbage reflects along Cowee Creek Trail on May 15, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Skunk cabbage reflects along Cowee Creek Trail on May 15, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Patterns and colors on old driftwood along Cowee Creek Trail on May 15, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Patterns and colors on old driftwood along Cowee Creek Trail on May 15, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

This dandelion, photographed on May 14, 2019, has already gone to seed. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

This dandelion, photographed on May 14, 2019, has already gone to seed. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Dozens of buoys decorate the front porch of this building in Homer on May 10, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Dozens of buoys decorate the front porch of this building in Homer on May 10, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

An artistic driftwood fortress. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

An artistic driftwood fortress. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A tin sculpture of a bicyclist cruising above a house in Skagway on May 12, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Ray Tsang)

A tin sculpture of a bicyclist cruising above a house in Skagway on May 12, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Ray Tsang)

”Hey, where’s my fish?” asked the crow on this fisherman’s sculpture. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

”Hey, where’s my fish?” asked the crow on this fisherman’s sculpture. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

The soft feathery look of a lupine bud along the Airport Dike Trail on May 12, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

The soft feathery look of a lupine bud along the Airport Dike Trail on May 12, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A survivor of Spaulding Meadows on May 10, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A survivor of Spaulding Meadows on May 10, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A “big-eyed wooden creature” with a cute smile and a unicorn found near the Skagway cruise ship dock. (Courtesy Photo | Ray Tsang)

A “big-eyed wooden creature” with a cute smile and a unicorn found near the Skagway cruise ship dock. (Courtesy Photo | Ray Tsang)

Reflections of trees as seen at the Mendenhall Campground on April 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

Reflections of trees as seen at the Mendenhall Campground on April 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

The Mendenhall seracs point to blue skies on April 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

The Mendenhall seracs point to blue skies on April 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Mendenhall iceberg reflections as seen on April 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Mendenhall iceberg reflections as seen on April 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Checkerboard pattern on a fritillaria lily at Jensen-Olson Arboretum on May 1. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Checkerboard pattern on a fritillaria lily at Jensen-Olson Arboretum on May 1. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Clusters of colorful alder catkins on May 1, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Clusters of colorful alder catkins on May 1, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Colorful clouds at sunset on April 21, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Colorful clouds at sunset on April 21, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A furry moss-covered character on a stick along Eagle Glacier Cabin Trail on May 3, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Sandy Williams)

A furry moss-covered character on a stick along Eagle Glacier Cabin Trail on May 3, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Sandy Williams)

A spring tulip resembles a fiery colored pinwheel near Centennial Hall on April 29. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A spring tulip resembles a fiery colored pinwheel near Centennial Hall on April 29. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

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