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Gallery: Clearwater's Dolphins on Display

The tour of Clearwater's Dolphins public art show runs through Sept. 4 at Pier 60 Park.

The pod is formed.

Mermaids. A Girl Scout. A beauty queen, even a Hooters waitress, make up some of the 50 themed dolphins as part of the tour of Clearwater's Dolphins public art show through Sept. 4 at Pier 60 Park.

The brightly colored, six-foot tall dolphins line the walkway around the park which abuts the Clearwater Roundabout.

Winter the dolphin painted one. So has Silas Beach and other notable local artists.

The art should get additional eyes as it will be on display during the Republican National Convention. The convention is expected to bring about 50,000 visitors to the Tampa Bay area. Some of the  and resorts during the convention, which is Aug. 27-30.

A pirate. The space shuttle Discovery. A Mad Men advertising executive. All represented in dolphin form.

The art will be lighted and available to view all hours of the day. There will be a security guard watching the art during the tour. 

Jared Leone August 07, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Which dolphin is your favorite?
Michelle August 07, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I love them all, but Frenchy's & Hooters are the funniest!
Christine August 08, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I saw them today and they're so amazing! My favorite is the painter/artist.
Gayle Salamone August 15, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Are they facing east or west? I'm asking because of the photography angle. Looks like they are facing east.
Jared Leone August 15, 2012 at 06:32 PM
The dolphins line the eastern perimeter of Pier 60 Park. Some of the sculptures face east, others south and north. Have you gotten to see them in person yet Gayle? Which one do you like best?
Laurie Meggesin August 21, 2012 at 06:13 PM
They are all beautiful! My favorite is the one done in glass mosaic. And the two by UPARC students are wonderful. I hope we will continue to see all of these artistic creations around town once the beach exhibit ends.
Diann Holland October 30, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Will you be selling these in a smaller version? The reason I am asking is: I live in Kansas City and we have had two different art themes like this one. Cows started it then they did Horses. After the larger vesions where done and sold off to different "BIG WIGS" in the Kansas City area, the artest commisiones small statues, about 7 inches high. Are you doing this as well? If so... I WANT ONE! I like the space shuttle, the purple ones and the blue ones. I also loved the tourists'.

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