A fairy high up in a tree in Pioneer Park surveys her realm
Dansville ArtWorks’ door has a touch of VanGogh
Who doesn’t like a wee bit of magic in their day? Young or old or somewhere in between, few can deny that magic is entertaining and sparks the imagination. These elements are woven into the trail of little fairy doors that make up the “Fairy Doors of Dansville.” Fairies, elves and gnomes have all found refuge behind the whimsical doors that often reflect the character of their host location. For example, the door at Dansville Family Dental appears to be a molar with a gold crown, complete with a tiny tooth fairy carrying a small sack.
MacFadden’s Coffee Company’s door includes tiny chairs and a table with a fairy-sized cupcake. The Dansville Public Library has a beautiful little door that appears to be the front door to a house made of books. The wee door in the Dogwood Floral Company is a tricky one to spot because it has lots of green foliage on it. There are nearly two dozen doors in the business district of historic downtown Dansville, and most are visible in the front windows of their “hosts.” Still more signs of the little folks can be found in the trees of Pioneer Park located in the village along West Liberty Street.
With warmer weather here we’re enjoying the chance to be outdoors, taking in the fresh air and getting a bit of exercise. What a great opportunity to have some fun trying to discover all of the fairy doors on the trail! It’s free and easily accessible. Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to learn more and to find a picture of the map to get you started. Printed maps are also available at host locations who are open and at the North Dansville Town Hall.
The Fairy Doors of Dansville are brought to you by Dansville ArtWorks, our fairy door hosts, and by dedicated supporters of creativity and whimsy!
The fairy door hosts in include: Dansville ArtWorks, Village Clipper, Tony’s Pizzeria, The Hair Place, Rubicon Graphics, North Dansville Town Hall, Clara Barton Red Cross, Mill Creek Optical, Howard Hanna Realty, Empire Realty, Star Theatre, Mike Adam Insurance, Dansville Family Dental, Dansville Area Historical Society Museum, Dogwood Trading Company, Genesee Valley Federal Credit Union, Sugar Bowl, Rushbottom Heights Salon, Dogwood Floral Company, MacFadden’s Coffee Company, Thomas P. Wamp Real Estate, and the Dansville Public Library.