Morehead Turtle Walk Update 9/6/22:
We have received our first round of Turtle Sponsors, artist submittals, and have placed the order for the turtles. We are awaiting the shipment date from our supplier. At 8am on September 9, a confidential jury will review the artist submittals and will select the design.
Special Note: The next round of the Morehead Turtle Walk will begin July 1, 2023. Stay tuned for sponsor sign ups and artist sign ups.
In 1778, Daniel Boone was adopted into the Shawnee Indian tribe and given the name Sheltowee, or Big Turtle, by Chief Blackfish. That name may sound familiar as the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail spans the Daniel Boone National Forest and runs along Main Street right here in Morehead, Kentucky. If you follow the Sheltowee, you see a striking logo, a turtle and more specifically, a land turtle.
In the spirit of the turtle, statues will be placed around our community. The most unique part?
Local and regional artists are invited to paint and embellish the turtles.
To apply to sponsor a turtle to be placed at your local business, organization or personal property please download the sponsor packet below. Artists wishing to submit designs to be possibly selected must complete the artist packet below. Once completed please take packets to the Morehead Visitor's Center (150 East First Street) to be turned in. Physical packets may also be picked up there as well!