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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.
Little Rhody the sea lion pup was born just this year, under the careful eye of artist Frances Rogers. She was the first sea lion to dance through Florence, telling everyone about Dancing with Sea Lions. Watch for her during Rhody Days - you never know where she might show up next showing off her pretty rhododendrons!
Pssst - she really likes her picture taken with you!
Link to Dancing with Sea Lions Where Are They Now Map
Location: Florence Events Center
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