Tonya Allen is the artist behind the gentle scrollwork and flower ornamentation you see on the hydrant at the corner of Washington St. & Jackson St.
Because this design is reminiscent of a Nordic folk art welcome sign, it was decided the hydrant next to the old Georgian Hotel would be the perfect fit. It offers a "velkommen" to the
visitors of Athens.
Not only is Tonya a talented local artist who is at home behind a paint brush, but she is a master with the sewing needle as well. She is often called upon to stitch up costumes for Dragoncon
, the world's largest fantasy/si-fi convention held in Atlanta, GA. From Wonder Woman to X-Men, Tonya has got you covered when you need a one-of-a-kind costume.