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Date:
September 19, 2019
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Tickle Tummy Hill Corner of Backus Avenue and 2nd Street in Downtown Fort Pierce
Address:
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Contact:
772-466-3880
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Hook the Fish on the Fence ~ Party on 2nd Street

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Please join us September 19th at 5:30 pm as "Fish on the Fence" are hooked to their new home on North 2nd Street along Tickle Tummy Hill.Come hook a fish and grab a selfie in front of the new signage! The Taco Dive Downtown Ft. Pierce food truck will be on site with drinks and snacks available for purchase.

fish on a fence


"Fish on the Fence" is a community grass roots program, spearheaded by Main Street’s Design Committee and including participation by children’s summer campers from the Manatee Observation & Education Center and The Lindsay School Of The Arts.

During Fort Pierce’s monthly Art Walk held the 3rd Friday of every month, painting parties were held by downtown galleries and businesses — Fort Pierce Yacht Club, Seriously Mixed Media, the Galleria of Pierce Harbor, Notions and Potions, Art Connection, Pelican Mosaics and  Swig of Color. Employees of the City of Fort Piece jumped in creating 25 fish at Swig of Color during the August Art Walk. Friends of Main Street have hosted painting parties at their homes and community spaces. It is not an exaggeration to say 400+ different people painted these fish. 

Fish have been cut from plywood and primed by students from the Port St. Lucie High School shop classes and trustees at the St. Lucie County Jail. All funds that were used to purchase supplies and all labor to create the fish has been donated, starting with a grant from Fort Pierce Utilities Authority. Paint and supplies have been donated by The Paint House and Ace Hardware. Local artists have donated their time — Anita Prentice, Chris Gunkel and Mary Myers and all the artists at Swig of Color have acted as artist mentors to some of the groups. 

This is truly a community project created by Main Street Fort Pierce to fill a need to brighten up an empty block until the new King’s Landing development project takes shape on the old King Power Plant site.