Artist Misa Chappell and North Adams Mayor Jennifer A. Macksey were on hand to unveil The Berkshire Butterfly Mural at The Wigwam Western Summit's new “Wigwam Outdoor Experience” on the Mohawk Trail in North Adams. "America’s Switzerland" is what locals call the view seen from The Wigwam Western Summit, which is owned by Lea King and Wayne Gelinas. The roadside attraction has cabins, a gift shop, coffee and a view of mountain ranges in three states. The mural greets visitors as they enter North Adams on Route 2. The unveiling was a small party celebrating the outdoors and the new piece of public art by Misa Chappell. 

During the celebration, the little store was visited by Miko Marks and the Resurrectors, who stopped by for a meal and decided to play a couple songs. The artists are playing at FreshGrass Festival this weekend.

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The butterfly mural is unveiled
Artist Misa Chappell
people enjoy roasting marshmallows
Lea King documents the events surrounding the unveiling of the Butterfly Mural
Miko Marks and the Resurrectors play an original song
Road Signs to nearby attractions


Ben Garver has been photographing the Berkshire hills and people for The Eagle since 1994. In his spare time, Garver enjoys hiking and biking with his Australian cattle dog, Cheyenne.