Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau is thrilled to announce the unveiling of Destination Mermaids – The Tail Trail, created in conjunction with the Hernando County Fine Arts Council, Brooksville Main Street, and dozens of artists from the area.
This legacy project coincides with the 75th anniversary of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park – Home of the World-Famous Mermaids. In honor of the Park’s anniversary, 26 mermaid statues will be placed throughout the entire county, creating a trail of public art in the form of mermaids. The original statue was hand sculpted, and her face cast from an actual Weeki Wachee Mermaid. Each statue was then hand-painted by a juried artist, creating a one-of-a-kind work of art that will be included on a trail throughout Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee.
Festivities will begin at 10 AM, October 13, 2022, with remarks by Park and County officials, along with the unveiling of the mermaid statues, as well as a plaque recognizing the Adagio statue and park as a National Historic Landmark. Afterwards, guests will be ushered into the underwater theater for a special 75th anniversary mermaid performance at 11 AM. Refreshments will follow with opportunities to meet and greet the artists for Destination Mermaids - The Tail Trail. The mermaid performance and reception afterward are for invited guests and media.
“We’re delighted to unveil our newest trail of public art while celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Weeki Wachee Springs, one of Florida’s original and most iconic attractions, and the inspiration for The Tail Trail. The historic mermaids have been the muse of many artists over the decades, today we honor that inspiration by unveiling the first of the statues that will form a trail of Mermaids leading visitors throughout Florida’s Adventure Coast,” said Tammy Heon, Manager of Tourism for Florida’s Adventures Coast Visitors Bureau.
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