AUDUBON OUTDOOR ART GALLERY
In keeping with the Audubon Park Garden District's desire to be Orlando Florida's model green community, the Audubon Outdoor Art Gallery is finally being realized.
The first phase of this project is the Endangered Florida Birds Mural Project, where artists will eventually create murals of all 32 Florida birds on the threatened and endangered species list. The APGD Main Street program is commissioning artists to paint on walls, electrical boxes and dumpsters throughout the area, in order to beautify the district, while educating and engaging the public on climate change and conservation efforts.
Deriving its nickname from the various streets named after birds in the area - from Bluebird Place to Raven Road - Audubon Park ultimately owes its name to John James Audubon, the noted ornithologist, naturalist and painter. The Endangered Florida Birds Mural Project is a nod to John James Audubon's inspirational and seminal work, The Birds of America.
The first four artists for the first phase are as follows:
Heidi Kneisl, Little Blue Heron.
Carolyn Schultz, Scrub Jays.
Tim Eggert, Burrowing Owl.
Christian Stanley, Red-Cockaded Woodpecker.