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Halfway Home: a special sea turtle art exhibit benefiting Sea Turtle Patrol HHI

When: Jul 23, 2024
From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Art League Academy
106 Cordillo Parkway, HHI, SC 29928
Contact: (843) 842-5738

Sea Turtle Art Exhibit at Art League Academy for One Week Only

Halfway Home supports Sea Turtle Patrol HHI 


Two Hilton Head Island 501(c)(3) nonprofits, Art League of Hilton Head and Sea Turtle Patrol HHI, are again joining forces to raise funds for our island’s sea turtles. Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island provides monitoring, support, and awareness of sea turtle nesting to promote the continued existence of these endangered species. A special week-long exhibit featuring sea turtle-themed artwork created by artists of our community will be held at Art League Academy July 23-30, with a closing reception on Tuesday, July 30, 5-7pm. Art League will donate 20% of artwork sales to Sea Turtle Patrol HHI. 

"We named the exhibit Halfway Home because we'll be right at the halfway point of the sea turtle season," says Kristen McIntosh, Executive Director of Art League of Hilton Head. "Our artists have created some beautiful pieces for sale, and we're thrilled to be able to help such a worthy cause."


Art League Academy is offering sea turtle-themed art classes, with 20% of the proceeds also going to Sea Turtle Patrol HHI. The classes are Washi Tape Sea Turtles taught by Joan Moreau McKeever on Tuesday, July 23; Mosaic Turtles with Ryan McGivern and Mixed Media Sea Turtles with Debi West on Saturday, July 27; and Baby Sea Turtles in Stained Glass with Cynthia Buckley on Sunday, July 28. Participants can sign up on Art League’s website at


The sea turtle season, during which the sea turtles nest and hatch, lasts from May through October. The species faces significant threats worldwide, including bycatch in fishing, loss of habitats due to development and pollution, and entanglement in marine debris. "We patrol the beach daily from May 1 through the end of October, protecting our sea turtle population and helping in any way we can," says Amber Kuehn, Sea Turtle Patrol's director. "We're made up entirely of volunteers. Partnering with Art League means the world to us."


The exhibit will be held at Art League Academy, located at 106 Cordillo Parkway. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.


Halfway Home, a special sea turtle art exhibit benefiting Sea Turtle Patrol HHI



Exhibit: Tuesday, July 23 through Tuesday, July 30, 2024. Art League Academy Daily from 10-2.

Closing Reception: Tuesday, July 30, 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments and meet the artists. Free and open to the public. 



Art League Academy is located at 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, 843.842.5738.



Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching Academy.


Art League Academy welcomes artists and students in all media at all skill levels, including true beginners. Taught by professional art educators, students can choose from many art classes and workshops that change monthly. 


Art League Gallery features local artwork in all media created by more than 250 member artists. All artwork on display is for sale and exhibits change every month. Located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, next to the box office. Art League Gallery open every day Monday - Saturday 10am – 4pm & Sunday 12 – 4pm plus 90 minutes prior to all Arts Center Performances.


“Inspiring visual arts for our community and its visitors through exhibitions, education and partnerships” is Art League of Hilton Head’s mission.