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6/7/2012 General
Clearwater's Dolphins Press Release 1

CLEARWATER’S DOLPHINS, A PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION

Clearwater, FL (June 7, 2012) – The Clearwater Regional Chamber, along with support from Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the City of Clearwater, has launched a project to artistically showcase the bottlenose dolphin. As the pod is forming, dolphin sponsors and artists are being recruited.

The goal is to showcase the talented local artists as they uniquely decorate upright 6’ tall fiberglass dolphins. The tie in with Winter and Dolphin Tale is a natural fit. With over 50.000 guests visiting the Tampa Bay area for the RNC, it is an ideal time to draw attention to the beautiful beaches and marine life enjoyed by residents each day.

What: 20 or more dolphins on display

When: August 6 – September 4, 2012

Where: Pier 60 Park, Clearwater Beach

This is a tremendous opportunity for the community to provide a display that can be seen on foot, driving in the roundabout, from the water and air – parasailing, hang gliding or bungee jumping. The cost to sponsor a dolphin is $2,000 and sponsors can display their dolphin after the exhibition at a location of their choosing or donate it to a non-profit. Commitments are needed by June 22. Sponsorship information is available at http://www.clearwaterflorida.org/wcnews/NewsArticleDisplay.aspx?articleid=16

Artists and art groups can show their creativity through a variety of mediums. Call to Artist materials are available from Christopher Hubbard, christopher.hubbard@myclearwater.com. Artist applications are due by 5:00 pm on June 20.

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Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) was established in 1922, and set out with the vision to be the premier Voice of Business in the Clearwater region. Representing more than 1,000 member businesses, CRCC is one of the largest chambers in the Bay area and has become a powerful voice for its members through its ability to partner with other agencies and advocate on behalf of business and its members. CRCC's mission is to enhance the business environment and promote economic health and growth in the Clearwater region. Visit www.clearwaterflorida.org.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a Florida non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to marine life rescue, rehabilitation and release and environmental education. Visit www.SeeWinter.com