In July of 2011, Vinton was devastated by a Derecho wind storm. Nearly every property had damage, and the city suffered the loss of many of its beautiful, century old trees.
Brian Parr, a life-long resident and self-taught artist, used his amazing talents to create works of art from tree trunks that would have otherwise been removed after the storm. These works of art can be viewed from the comfort of your own vehicle in a drive-by tour.
Click HERE to download a PDF brochure of the self-guided chainsaw carving tour.
Scottish Golfer & Eagles with Fish at the Vinton Country Club, 314 N. 9th Avenue.
Welcome Bear & Party in the Park Balloon Bear at Riverside Park, North 9th Avenue
“Gone with the Wind” at the Vinton Public Library, 510 2nd Avenue
Praying Hands at the First Christian Church, 1209 W. 13th Street
Park Bench with Cabin and Trees at Nick’s TV & Appliance, 122 West A. Street
Herky the Hawk at the Ron & Kay Dowd residence, 127 Scenic Drive
Blue Angel at the Dennis & Diana Bramow residence, 1202 2nd Avenue
Bear at the Brian & Jennifer Parr residence, 206 3rd Avenue
Squirrel with Corn at the Gerald & Eileen Kreutner residence, 808 W. 16th Street
Bird House, Butterfly House, Humming Bird House & Bird Bath at the Van & Julie Zimmer residence, 1003 1st Avenue
Covered Bridge, Church & Trees Landscaping Accents this carving at the Bill & Deb Garbers residence, 111 Riverview Drive
Harley Davidson Eagle at the Todd & Kim Davis residence, 312 11th Avenue
Upright Ear of Corn at the Doug & Kathy Tumilty residence, 1601 W 5th Street
Big Hawk at the Terry Lindsey residence, 1104 W 15th Street
Big Herky at the Bruce & Jill Tharp residence, 906 S 9th Avenue
“Cubs” Bear with Bat at the Rob & Nicki Ott residence, 1002 E. 5th Street
Big Mushroom & Two Bears at the Candy Murphy residence, 1307 W. 4th Street
Address Post with Frog at the Dan Engledow residence, 610 E. 5th Street
Eagle at the Jeff & Rhonda Sojka residence, 510 Riverside Drive
Thinking Bear at the Nicole Clark & Jimmy Kuhn residence, 514 W. 15th Street
“Sammy” Yorkshire Terrier at the Marlias Woods residence, 416 W. 12th Street