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Iron Butterfly Trail

Odyssey of Joy

Artist: Patricia Eastin

Sponsored By: Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce

Location. Rose Lawn Museum, Cartersville, GA 30120

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Botanical Butterfly

Artist: Faith Tatum

Sponsored By: Cartersville-Bartow Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia

Location. Dellinger Park, Cartersville, GA 30120

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A Bird In Bloom

Artist: Dorothy Reavis

Sponsored By: Cartersville Downtown Development Authority

Location. Friendship Plaza Downtow, Cartersville, GA 30120

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The Butterfly Effect

Artist: Palma Rhoades

Sponsored By: Holt Family Property Holdings

Largos  /  Drowned Valley Brewing Co  /  Game of Throwns

Location. Friendship Plaza Downtown, Cartersville, GA 30120

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Peace in Dogwoods

Artist: Abigail Hennington

In memory of Bonnie Cook

Location. Dellinger Park, Cartersville, GA 30120

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No Longer Caterpillars

Artist: Reagan Gardner

A gift from the students of the Class of 2023

Sponsored By: West Metro Driving School

Location. Woodland High School, Cartersville, GA 30120

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Salute to the Valiant

Artist: Patricia Eastin

Sponsored By: Rogers Technical Services

Location. To Be Determined

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Ode to Ostentatious Plumes

Artist: Patricia Eastin

Sponsored by: Penfield Property Management

Location. Downtown, Adairsville, GA 30103

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Flying Dreams

Artist: Catalina Gomez-Beuth

Sponsored By: Intercultural Fest

Location. Friendship Plaza, Cartersville, GA 30120

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Fruits of the Spirit

Artist: Amy Wilmoth Watts

Sponsored By: The Tidwell Family

Location. To Be Determined

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Lapis Lazuli

Artist: Brittany Gregory

Sponsored By: Only in Cartersville-Bartow Tourism

Location. Clarence Brown Conference Center,

Cartersville, GA 30120

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Artist: The International Muralist /Xaivier Ringer 

Sponsored By: LakePoint Sports

Location. Not Yet Determined

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Artist: Abigail Hennington

Sponsored By: Blackstone Realty Group

Location. Not Yet Determined, Cartersville, GA 30120

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Butterflies of Georgia

Artist: Lorraine Kimsey

Sponsored By: Southland Engineering, Inc.

Location. Hamilton Crossing Park

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Finding Balance and Peace

Artist: Charity Hamidullah

Sponsored By: Pritchard Injury Firm

Location. Pritchard Injury Firm

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Artist: Dorothy Reavis

Sponsored By: Georgia Highlands College

Location. To be determined

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Artist: Faith Tatum

Sponsored By: City of Emerson

Location. To be determined

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Artist: Jessica Wilson

Sponsored By: Bartow County Parks & Recreation

Location. Hamilton Crossing Park

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Aster

Artist: Pamela Neill

Sponsored By: Cartersville Bartow Public Library

Location. Cartersville Library Butterfly Garden

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Resiliency Bloom

Artist: Ana Cordoba

Sponsored By: Advocates for Children

Location. Frank Moore Administration and Judicial Building

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Mixed Emotions

Artist: Kent Mullinax

Sponsored By: Lara J Designs & It's About Time Boutique

Location. Noble and Main

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Artist: To be determined

In Memory of Earline Burke

Location. To be determined

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Artist: Kathy Carl

Sponsored By: Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia

Location. To be determined

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The Iron Butterfly Trail

The Iron Butterfly Trail was created in direct response to this question, "What will our "bulldog" be?" While it may seem silly worded that way, we understood the community very much wanted an icon to represent who we are. After much research we landed with the Iron Butterfly. It takes us from our mining history to our colorful and creative present. These butterflies are built and prepped locally at Steel Materials and each is hand painted by an artist. Local organizations sponsor a butterfly with a one time tax deductible donation which covers the entire process from idea to install for the butterfly and the signage.​

Each year, the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce hosts a class of local leaders in a process called Leadership Bartow. Within the 2021-22 class, a small group took on the project of reinvigorating the trail systems in Cartersville and Bartow County through the arts. The Iron Butterfly Trails unifies the trail systems and offers opportunities for local entities to get involved through direct sponsorship of large, artistic, metal butterflies placed in various prime locations.

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