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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.
Gifts of the Sea
Gifts of the Sea was created by artist Kim Pickell. She can be found dancing in front of a private residence on the South side of Munsel Lake Road in Florence. Her new owners, Jack & Bettina Hannigan, have nicknamed her "Gracie."
Gifts of the Sea was originally displayed in front of the Newport Performing Arts Center, in Newport, OR, where she was sponsored by Umpqua Bank.
Location: Munsel Lake Road Private Residence
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