Mural of two blue Scrub Jays perched on a branch
Painting by Carolyn Schultz

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:

Little Blue Heron on side of Warrior One Yoga in The Audubon Park Garden District

Heidi Kneisl, Little Blue Heron.

Mural of two Blue Scrub Jays perched on a pranch

Carolyn Schultz, Scrub Jays.

Mural of a Burrowing Owl with varying colors of green and yellow stripes in back round

Tim Eggert, Burrowing Owl.

Mural of Red Cockaded WoodPecker inside a red triangle

Christian Stanley, Red-Cockaded Woodpecker.

The first round of murals should be completed by late summer/early autumn 2019. Follow us on social media for updates.