- February 18, 2020
by: Nancy Crouch
Executive Director, Palm Coast Arts Foundation
On World Turtle Day, May 23, we celebrate these remarkable reptiles and raise awareness about the American Tortoise Rescue — a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect turtles and tortoises all around the world.
As part of the public sculpture campaign started in May 2018, the Palm Coast Arts Foundation encourages residents and visitors to find all the turtles on The Turtle Trail, at the following locations:
Palm Coast Arts Foundation in Town Center, 1500 Central Ave.
Artists: Paul Beaulieu and Tom Anastasio (sponsored by Parkside Realty Group)
Long Creek Nature Preserve, 1050 Palm Harbor Parkway
Artist: Ron Lace (sponsored by the late Fred Allen and Beth Allen with Terri and Rafael Medina)
Grand Haven Residential Community, 2001 Waterside Parkway (Call the PCAF office for access to this gated community: 386-225-4394.)
Artist: Paul Beaulieu (sponsored by Dr. Mark Vogel)
Old Kings Elementary School, 301 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach
Artists: Flagler Palm Coast High School Art Club with input/direction of the Art Club of Old Kings Elementary School (sponsored by G. Lindsey Florence)
Palm Coast City Hall 160 Lake Ave.
Artist: J.J. Graham (This Degas inspired turtle was sponsored by an anonymous donor.)
Corner of Waterfront Park Drive and Colbert Lane
Artist: Bettie Eubanks (based on 1700s historical quilter Betty White, sponsored by Pat and Bill Verhagen)
Palm Coast Historical Society, 18 Florida Park Drive N. (in Holland Park)
Artist: Andy Sovia (sponsored by Kathy Reichard-Ellavsky)
Flagler Beach Historical Museum, 207 S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach
Artist: Eric and Helene Bess (sponsored by Flagler County Tourism Development)
Turtles 9 (Vincent, artist: Janice Jackson; sponsored by Patti and Dave Paukovich) and 10 (Nancy Marie, artist: Bob Teller; sponsored by Dr. Mery Gable) are ready for their installation and unveiling in the coming weeks.
Two more turtles are in the concept phase: 11 (Winged Victory; artist: Christine Broussard and sponsored by The John W. Kurtich Foundation for Study and Research) and 12 (See Turtle sponsored by Tomoka Eye, artist: TBD).
Interested in sponsoring a turtle? Contact Nancy Crouch 386-225-4394 or [email protected]. More information on how you can become a sponsor along with images of all the turtles can be found at www.palmcoastartsfoundation.com.