FREE full color postcards showing where you can find all the publicly displayed sea lions are available for pick-up at the Florence Events Center, the Siuslaw Public Library, the Florence Visitors Center, Sea Lion Caves, and many other central coast locations. Pick yours up today. 

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January 5, 2018

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March 25, 2020

'Sunny the Sea Lion', normally on display at the Chamber of Commerce, is still in hiding till road contruction is over.

August 5, 2019

The two sea lions normally on display on Hwy 101, in front of the Florence Visitors Center and Banner Bank, are currently stored for safe keeping during road construction. As soon as the Hwy 101 improvements are completed the sea lions will be back on public display for all to enjoy. 

January 5, 2018

What an amazing project this was! Two years ago at this time we were receiving the fiberglass sea lions and working on distributing them to the 20 artists that we had chosen to do the creative work. The artists had just about 60 days to paint and create their masterpieces. 

The Friends of the Florence Events Center and the Dancing with Sea Lions committee did all the invisible work - finding sponsors and locations for the sea lions and bringing all the details together.

West Coast Auto Body worked overtime to apply clear coating to seal the paint...

March 20, 2016

I saw the pigs in Seattle in 2005. They were on several street corners. Big pigs. Painted and cute. They caused me to pause and smile. My girls took pictures. I later saw bears in Grants Pass and became aware of the Ducks in the airport in Eugene. Where did they come from? And why? What did they mean? What was their purpose? I soon realized it was part of a theme, a community of art icons that stuck with me. Cementing the memory of Seattle, Grants Pass, and Eugene in my psyche.

When looking for our own creative way to celebrate 20...

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