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Easter candy turned into works of art at Wisconsin museum

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 17:46:52-04

Popular Easter candy is being turned into creative works of art at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin.

Rather than satisfying a sweet tooth, the peeps at the Racine Art Museum are for looking, not eating.

The international Peeps art exhibition features 123 artists.

Artwork in the exhibit has to portray a Peep or incorporate the use of Peeps within the piece.

Imaginations ran wild, from Donald Trump “Man of the Peeple” to the Incredible Peep.

Self-proclaimed “Peep Queen” Lisa Englander came up with the idea of the Peeps exhibit seven years ago after walking into a local pharmacy on a cold winter day.

“It was ablaze with red and yellow and  pink and all these bright peeps colors and I thought this makes me happy and it will make everyone else happy as well,” Englander said.

Multiple awards have been given out to the pieces, but the most coveted prize is the Peeple’s Choice.

No matter which one is your favorite, just about all of them will make you smile.

The International Peeps Art Exhibition is open through April 3 at the Racine Art Museum, but the museum is closed on Easter Sunday.