After sea turtle nesting season ended on Southwest Florida beaches last fall, another group of loggerhead sea turtles “hatched.” The Community Foundation of Collier County, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the United Arts Council of Collier County joined together to present “Turtles on the Town,” a community arts project featuring 50 loggerhead sea turtle sculptures in various locations throughout Collier County. The mission of the project was to rally support for the arts, the environment and charitable giving through an engaging community arts project in Collier County.
Local residents and visitors were able to see 50 sea turtle sculptures at a public art exhibition from November 2015 through February 2016. The four-foot fiberglass reinforced polyester sea turtle sculptures were embellished by various artists and artisans in all manner of styles and materials including paint, glass, photos, shells and fabric.
Net proceeds from this auction will be divided equally among Community Foundation of Collier County, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and United Arts Council to benefit the arts, the environment and charitable giving in the community.