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Dancing with Sea Lions
The Dancing With Sea Lions project began as a fundraiser for the 20th Anniversary of the Florence Events Center. The volunteers of the Florence Arts, Culture, and Entertainment nonprofit group (previously known as the Friends of the FEC) headed up this project in conjunction with the Florence Events Center Staff. Twenty life size sea lion sculptures were each painted by a different artist. All of them were displayed with their sponsors along the Oregon Coast till October of 2016, when they were then purchased by businesses and individuals. Fifteen of them are still publicly displayed in Florence and near by coastal locations. See our 'Where are they now' map for their current locations, and check our blog for updates. Share your Dancing Sea Lion pics with us and we'll add them to our Gallery of images.
The Florence Events Centers boasts two art gallery spaces inside their facility - Gallery One and Gallery Five. Since the opening of the FEC in 1996, hundreds of artists have displayed their work here. We salute the visual arts and the beauty they have brought to our Florence community and beyond.
To commemorate 20 years of art work, twenty one Oregon artists were selected to design, paint and create the sea lion sculptures. Each artist was given license to design their unique interpretation of their individual fiberglass canvas of Porter, the dancing sea lion.
Art Gallery seating
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