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New Hampshire Bakery Ordered to Remove Mural Because It Depicts Pastries

•, Patrick Carroll

On the morning of June 14, 2022, a new mural was unveiled above the entrance to Leavitt's Country Bakery in the small town of Conway, New Hampshire (pop: 9,822). Inspired by the nearby White Mountains, the mural features a mountain range—of pastries. The whimsical idea and style was a perfect fit for the small-town bakery, and certainly a step up from the drab wooden façade that preceded it.

The mural had been painted by three local high school students as a project for their art class, and the unveiling was attended by many students and community members, including the local press.

"There were a lot of late afternoons," said Olivia Benish, the art teacher who oversaw the project. "I wanted to give my top students a project, and they really did a great job."

The project took 80 hours for the students to complete, which they put in over the span of five weeks.

"I've never done such a big piece of art before. So it's pretty exciting," said ?Morgan Carr, one of the artists.

Leavitt's' owner Sean Young was also pleased with the mural, and he was especially proud that he was able to partner with the high school on the project.

"We thought it would be a fun project for the kids and good for the community," said Young. "Hopefully this will be an annual project, as we have other sides to the building."