Welcome to the Peep Show!
Peeps aren't just for Easter anymore...or for eating. Artists are creating dioramas, sculptures, still lifes, movies and even prom dresses out of these popular marshmallow candies.
A few years ago, we started attending the annual Peep Show held by the Carroll County Arts Council in Westminster, MD. It's a fun exhibition of art created from all colors and varieties of Peeps. Who knew there were Peep bears?
Read on for more about the Peep Show including photos I took of some of the artwork.
About the Art
The Peep art on display ranged from class projects to deep artistic efforts. Many were themed after pop culture (movies, TV shows, foods, etc) with a Peep twist. While others took on more serious topics.
Yes, there was really a wearable prom dress made from Peeps. The artist even included pictures of herself or a model wearing the dress in her exhibit.
It was fun to see all the creative and quirky ways people thought of to create art from Peeps.
"Peeping It Real with Keith Haring" by Carroll Springs School, Ms. Philips Class
"Rubik's Peep" by Flours Teeter Landscape Architects
"Peeps Prom Dress" by Gracie Beal
"McCormick Black Peeper" by Dave Renck
Links For Peep Lovers
- Official PEEP SHOW Homepage
The official homepage of the Carroll County Arts Council's annual PEEP SHOW.
- Official Pictures from the 2014 PEEPshow
Flickr set with photos from the 2014 7th Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Official Pictures from the 2013 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2013 6th Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Official Pictures from the 2012 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2012 5th Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Official Pictures from the 2011 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2011 4th Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Official Pictures From the 2010 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2010 3rd Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Pictures from the 2009 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2009 2nd Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Pictures from the 2008 PEEP SHOW
Flickr set with photos from the 2008 1st Annual PEEP SHOW.
- Peeps Official Homepage
Find out the latest information on your favorite marshmallow Peeps.
"Peeping Willow Tree"
"Peeparoni Pizza and Dr. Peepers" by The Sevier Family
Peeps on Video
One of the videos shown at the 2009 PEEP SHOW.
"Canapeep Bed" by Susan Thornton
"Hell's Kitchen" by Martha Bubert & Fran Cincotta
"Sgt. Peepers Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Jill Stone & Tristan Gilbert
More Peep Show Photos
The intro and all featured photos were taken by Mac33 and used with permission.
What do you think of peep art? Do you like your peeps plain, on a pizza or skewered on the grill? Please leave a comment below.
Leave A Shout Out For Your Peeps!
Jenn Dixon from PA on September 25, 2014:
Your hub certainly got my attention! Great Peep pics and content!
socialcx1 on August 10, 2013:
I know a lady who loves this stuff.
opatoday on February 25, 2013:
This is just Amazing Thank You
Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on April 08, 2012:
I like peeps skewered on the grill if chocolate and graham crackers are part of the picture. Love those peeps!
julieannbrady on March 20, 2012:
Oh No, Mr. Bill ... you can't put the peeps on the grill ... it's not PI!
livinglargeandh on February 17, 2012:
I took a peek at you peeps. :-)
MacPharlain (author) on October 10, 2011:
@Close2Art LM: Thanks!
Close2Art LM on October 07, 2011:
very fun and creative page, love the Haring piece, classic...blessed:)rwjr
aquariann on September 13, 2011:
What creative creations made out of Peeps!! ^.^
Ann Hinds from So Cal on August 10, 2011:
Cutest thing I've seen in a long time. Great job, pictures are really wonderful. Angel blessed.
GoAceNate LM on March 21, 2011:
Wow great lens! Who knew peep art existed?
Surfie LM on July 12, 2010:
I love the ghost Peeps that come out around Halloween. They're especially yummy if you microwave them for a few seconds so they puff up and get all melty, but still have that tasty granulated sugar shell. Mmmm...
Virginia Allain from Central Florida on February 06, 2010:
I have a friend who's crazy about peeps. I'll have to send it to her.
MobyD on July 07, 2009:
Nicely done lens! 5 stars, lensrolled to my Portland Peeps Show lens, and a Squid Angel thumbs up.
Tonie Cook from USA on July 02, 2009:
This is right up my alley . . . Excellent Peep Show.
greenerme on June 23, 2009:
It goes to show art can be anything! This should be a big Easter hit.
Ruth Coffee from Zionsville, Indiana on June 23, 2009:
I don't like eating peeps, but I'm impressed by the art. Fun lens!
Samantha Lynn from Missouri on June 18, 2009:
bcarter on June 16, 2009:
I love the lens. I have to say I'm not a fan of eating Peeps, so in my eyes art is the only good use for them :)
Jimmie Quick from Memphis, TN, USA on June 11, 2009:
You're officially blessed!
Creative and sweet -- literally! Love this!