Doughnut painting sparks free speech debate for bakery, town
The Associated Press
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) – Where is the line between art, and advertising? The unresolved question is testing the direct democracy of a small New England town, where a painting of pastries has led to zoning dispute, a First Amendment lawsuit and a local vote.
It started with a well-intentioned high school art project, covering a blank wall over a roadside bakery in Conway, New Hampshire.
The mural above Leavitt’s Country Bakery shows the sun shining over mountains made of chocolate and strawberry donuts, a cinnamon roll and a blueberry muffin.
The zoning board says the painted pastries over the bakery make it advertising as well as art, so the mural is a sign that’s four sizes too big.
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4/18/2023 12:44:12 PM (GMT -5:00)