Arts are Alive in Fernandina Beach

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Twenty hand-painted poles decorate the alley just off Centre Street, the main drag, in Fernandina Beach.

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Painted poles represent the art and music community

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as well as the fish, sea turtles, shrimp, pelicans and other creatures found in the area.

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Several of the poles illustrate the history of Nassau County

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and others celebrate reading and writing.

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Even the area’s lighthouse adorns one of the poles.

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This project, located in the the historic downtown riverfront, was the first test of the city’s new “Art in Public Places Ordinance”. Unbelievable…an ordinance encouraging public art? Wonder what the next project will be.

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