Tuesday, July 25, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Meet the artist behind the miniature doors in downtown Augusta.
April Henry saw opportunity knocking at her door. She wanted to do something a little different in downtown Augusta to promote exploring and walking around the area.
She put up three miniature doors, she calls aDOORables, earlier this year. They're set up with impressive detail. April is a self-taught artist and miniature enthusiast. All she really wanted to do was put a smile on everyone's face.
"You're just stumbling along and you see something like that you kind of wonder what is this? It kind of makes you smile and laugh and that's kind of the purpose," she said.
She said she knew kids would love them, but she says every one is very curious. "When I see older men stop and get down and take a picture with them and I love it! It just shows it's a thing for kids and adults to kind of wonder who lives here -- who puts these up?"
People are enjoying these doors. They take pictures with them, kids check them for fairies, and groups have put up other doors around the area. The Augusta Rocks! group uses some of these doors as a place to hide their rocks as well.
"People kind of take pride in the doors and that's something we really need in downtown. Something that people feel a part of and they can interact," April said.
April says downtown is a great platform for up and coming artist. "We are very saturated in a good way with talent."
April says to expect more doors in the near future in downtown.
For more about the aDOORables you can visit April's Instagram here.