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Morehead Turtle Walk Update 8/01/2023

The artists are working hard on the first round of 20 turtles! The first turtle has been installed at the entrance of St. Claire Healthcare and we hope to have a ribbon cutting soon. Please keep an eye on our calendar for more details.

Several other turtles have been delivered and we are waiting for the sponsors to let us know when they are installed. As soon as we get the first phase installed we will open the application process for the second phase. Hopefully, sometime this fall. Keep checking back!

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.

When the next phase opens in the fall you will be able to apply to sponsor a turtle to be placed at your local business, organization or personal property by downloading the sponsor packet (will be added below when phase 2 is open).  Artists wishing to submit designs to be possibly selected will complete the artist packet (which will be added below when phase 2 is open). Once completed please take packets to the Rowan County Arts Center (205 East Main Street) to be turned in.



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