The year 2014 concluded the “Sea Venice Public Arts Project.” We were honored to have the support of 50 sponsors who
contributed to this citywide project. There were 23(4-foot) turtles and 22(6-foot) Dolphins placed throughout Venice and the
outlying area for 18 months. We had a very successful Sea Venice auction in 2014 where we raised $179,792. This project has
boosted tourism in Venice and created a lively, art filled downtown for all to enjoy. This project has attracted new people to Venice,
who saw our vibrant artistic community and made a choice to visit or even move to Venice.
Its impact on the tourism, merchant profit and downtown visitors was significant. Though Sea Venice is now over, this site is being
left intact in rememberance of this highly successfull event and project.