Wow! Mural at Finlen captures Butte, travel and more

It was an event four weeks in the making but from the rousing applause it received Wednesday afternoon, the wait for the work was worth it.

About 60 people were on hand outside Butte’s historic Hotel Finlen as a mural by renowned London artist Peregrine Heathcote was shown and celebrated for all to see.

Peggy Benton of Butte takes a photograph with her phone of a newly unveiled painting by London-based artist Peregrine Heathcote on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023 at Hotel Finlen in Butte. “I think it’s beautiful,” said Benton, who is a painter. “It’s amazing the artist came from outside of the country.”

JOSEPH SCHELLER, The Montana Standard

The 12-by-10 foot mural graces a section of the Finlen Motor Inn off of Broadway Street and captures aspects of the iconic hotel, Butte, other places and peaks in Montana, and the adventure and essence of travel.

The center features the backside of a woman on a dock, holding her hat in the wind, a suitcase at her feet, overlooking Lake McDonald and the mountains of Glacier, Butte and elsewhere in Montana.

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