The Turtle Trail

The Palm Coast Arts Foundation (PCAF) is excited to launch a public community sculpture project we hope to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.  Using our indigenous LOGGERHEAD turtle as our model, these sculptures will hopefully appear in many areas around the County promoting this sea life species known to our community.

Project Description:
Large-scale fiberglass loggerhead turtles (approx. 4’ x 5’) – diagram attached, approximate weight is 60 pounds.  These fiberglass turtles would be purchased by “sponsors” and transformed by area artists. Once several of these sculptures are installed in the community, a map of there locations will be available to residents and visitors.

We do encourage a theme to this initial launch of turtles.  We hope that you, the artist, will choose an artist of historical significance to acquire your inspiration.  Our first prototype is named CLAUDE after Claude Monet and the artist was inspired by Monet’s famed lily-pad theme which was painted on the turtles’ back.  Each turtle’s name will be included on the bronze plaque and numbered in sequential order of dates purchased.

Where will Turtles be Placed?
The turtles will be placed in a pre-determined location (private or public, dependent upon sponsor).  Some may wish to donate to a school to have an artist work with students on creating their masterpiece; others may want to donate one to a trail head site; public park; or other such location; or simply keep in their place of business or home.

Once a few sculptures are placed, a map will be created of where the turtles are located and distributed by the Tourism office to area hotels, and businesses.

Click below to explore each Turtle Trail sculpture.