Artsy gators take over Singing River Mall

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - Some Gulf Coast artists are showcasing their abilities on a few reptiles.

More than 40 painted gators are on display in the Singing River Mall. It's all a part of Gautier's Streetscape project to beautify the city.

After being on display at the mall, the decorated Gators will be auctioned off in November during an event at the IP Casino. Gautier city leaders say the gators aren't just beautiful, they actually have unique significance to the city.

"We have Project 25 in the city of Gautier," said Gordon Gollott. "This is our 25th year anniversary and what we've done is we've decided with the Gautier Pride Committee to create some gators, which, that is a high school, hometown nickname. Gators."

If you want to get your hands on one of the hand decorated gators, you'll have to be patient. More details about the auction will be released as we get closer to November.

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