“The Conway Department of Public Works spent the morning [April 19, 2023] installing the world famous Tiny Toads throughout downtown.
“The Tiny Toads tour will highlight 11 unique historic sites around downtown Conway each featuring a bronze toad fashioned by artist Calvin Stinger.
“This interactive art installation aims to foster public interaction with the piece, inspire creativity, and promote the education of Conway’s unique history. Visitors can locate the toad at each site and, with the help of a tour guidebook available at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, participants can read the unique history of the site and view historical photos.
The Tiny Toads project was made possible through a partnership between the Conway Downtown Partnership, the City of Conway, the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, and the Conway Public Art Advisory Committee.”
TINY TOAD TOUR GUIDE
TINY TOAD STORY MAP
Grummer Massey Building
Tiny toad trying to balance a very large hammer
The young toad couple swing dance on the third floor of the Halter building where fun and games abound for the teens of the community.
Frauenthal and Schwarz Building
Mr. Toad Frauentag happily sits atop some of the wares that he sells in his mercantile.
The always punctual conductor road checks his pocket watch while patiently waiting for the arrival of the next train.
Mr. Toad Crook has been thrown in jail where he ponders when he will get out while the police toad soundly sleeps.
Goad Brothers Cafe
Luke and Jud Goad Toads hold a giant cookie covered in large chocolate chips to share with the community.
Farmer State Bank
Mr. A Toad wearing a top hat and tails and leaning on his cane proudly holds a large bag of money to take to the bank.
Mr. Toad Smith celebrates his store opening in 1923 by driving a 1923 Ford Model T.
East Side Community
The hard working young student toad with his diploma in his pocket is proud to graduate from the Pine Street School.
The Drag Café
The Toad Trio Band is a jazzy entrée in the Drag Cafe where dancing and food abound.