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Artist Laura Turgeon is Drawing The Town

Light Up Dragon of Oriental
December 2020

n 2020, a new addition was added to the Spirit of Christmas: the Light Up Oriental contest.

Residents were encouraged to decorate their homes and businesses for the season. Commissioners had the task of judging the light displays, and picking a residential and business winner in six categories.

The prize, unknown until the awards ceremony, was a drawing from local artist Laura Turgeon:

(click the drawing for a bigger view)

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Laura Turgeon and her husband Gil Fontes live in Oriental. When they are not out looking at boats Laura and Gil are often seen with drawing instruments or paint brushes in hand. More of Laura's work can be found at her site LauraTurgeon.com.