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Asheville, North Carolina: Metal Man Riding a Pig-Dog

A large metal man rides a pig (or a dog) on wheels while carrying a six-shooter and some flowers. One of many sculptures in the Burton Street Community Peace Gardens.

Bryant St., Asheville, NC
I-40 exits 46B or 47. Drive north on I-26, take exit 2. Turn left onto Hanover St., then left again onto Haywood Rd, then first right onto Burton St. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn left onto Downing St., then right onto Bryant St. The Gardens are on the west side of the street.
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Metal Man Riding a Pig-Dog

The neighbor is definitely not problematic. There's also a "park" next to the sculpture that holds other metal statues and is open during the day.

[Adam, 04/07/2023]
Metal Man Riding a Pig-Dog

This place is incredible. They go around with the kids of the community and clean up trash from the roads and rivers and use it to build art.

[Kate Hoffmann, 07/11/2022]
Metal Man Riding a Pig-Dog

Great attraction -- and the neighborhood is not problematic! It's an established neighborhood with lots of wonderful people living there.

[Bill Carpenter, 09/28/2018]

Metal Man Riding a Pig-Dog.

Metal Man Riding a Pig-Dog

Note on page indicates attraction is reported gone but the Metal Man is still there on Bryant St.

[Teresa Smith, 08/12/2018]

Thanks for the update!

Pig Dog.

Metal Man Riding a Pig-Dog

We went to the business and the owner, Stefan "Steebo" Bonitz, gave us a map to where the man on the pig has been moved. It is now in a nearby park -- Burton Street Community Peace Gardens -- a wonderful place. We spoke with Mr. Bonitz and he said that he did not design the man on the pig, he just built it (the artist is DeWayne Barton). He said that he was aware of how many people had stopped at his business to see the man on the pig, but he moved it because he wanted people to see the other art in his neighborhood.

[Bob S, 11/12/2013]

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Death Spot of the Thunderbolt of the Confederacy, Greeneville, TN - 42 mi.

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