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Shark

Stop by and see the five painted sharks in New Smyrna Beach. 

Five decorative shark statues painted by local artists have been installed at various venues throughout New Smyrna Beach as part of a public art project spearheaded by the city’s Youth Council Task Force. Made up of five New Smyrna Beach High School students, the group first presented their idea to city commissioners on May 14, 2019 before it was put on pause by the COVID-19 pandemic and meeting restrictions that came along with it.

Measuring 7-feet long, 2-feet tall, and 1-foot wide, the shark statues were crafted by Rick Hardy, a shark taxidermist with Unique Species Inc., and painted by five artists selected by the Council and listed with their work’s locations below.
• Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., artist Randal Preston
Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Dr., artist Eliza Midgett
• City Marina, 201 N. Riverside Dr., artist Cathy Berse
• Development Services Building, 214 Sams Ave., artist Margo Wenzel
• Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak St., artist Shyriaka Morris
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