Art Installments

Our art installments honor the at-risk animals we share our home with, as well as the work our community does to save and protect these ancient creatures.

Sea Turtles Mural

In 2017 Turtle Island Restoration Network worked with local street artist Gabriel Prusmack on a wall-sized mural on the bandshell at McGuire-Dent Recreation Center. The mural  depicts each of the five sea turtle species that visit the Gulf of Mexico—the green sea turtle, the loggerhead, the hawksbill, the leatherback and Kemp’s ridley. The mural was funded through a generous donation by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. The mural is located at Menard Park, 28th & Seawall Blvd.

Galveston Gal

The effort of individuals, organizations, foundations and city, state and federal governments to save the Texas state sea turtle, the Kemp’s ridley, was recognized in 2017 when a bronze sea turtle sculpture was placed on the Galveston Seawall in Galveston, Texas. This sculpture was the dream of long time sea turtle activist and Turtle Island Restoration Network Board Member Carole Allen. The sculpture is located on the 2800 block of the seawall.

Turtles About Town

Turtles About Town is a community art project created by Turtle Island Restoration Network and Clay Cup Studios showcasing the City of Galveston and the conservation efforts of Turtle Island Restoration Network to protect endangered sea turtles on the upper Texas coast. Turtle lovers of all ages have the opportunity to see 50 colorful Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle statues that have been installed around Galveston Island, Texas since 2018. Businesses and organizations graciously sponsored the turtles while local artists were commissioned to give each one its own personality and meaning.

Our Impact


Sea turtle species that visit the Gulf of Mexico


Square miles the Gulf of Mexico encompasses


Sea turtle statues installed on Galveston Island

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Turtles About Town Tour

Take a virtual tour of our Turtles About Town statues.

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