Artists are working on decorative lighthouses that will be placed throughout Summerside next month.

The Lighthouse 2014 project will see more than a dozen two-metre-tall lighthouses displayed in the city.

The project is sponsored by private businesses.

Organizer Alex Maine told CBC News he received about 100 applications from artists hoping to design a lighthouse.

"We went with some that are Islandistic, very common for the Island, and then we wanted to go with some that are a bit more creative," said Maine.

"I think people will be pretty intrigued when they see the final pieces."

The finished lighthouses will be unveiled at an official ceremony June 14. They will be auctioned off this fall with half of proceeds going to charity.