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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Mermaid Installation to be Complete Early this Week

The San Marcos Arts Commission is placing ten mermaid statues in various locations around San Marcos in what has been named the “Mermaid March.”


Work began last week to install the statues and is expected to be complete early this week.


The Mermaid March is a public art project that celebrates the art, culture and natural beauty of San Marcos. The intent is to enhance San Marcos as a tourist destination, to provide a source of pride for citizens and to showcase the wealth of talent within our creative economy.


The mermaid forms were created by the Fountain People and painted by various artists selected by the San Marcos Arts Commission.


Locations include:


  • Visitor Center/ Discovery Center:

“Ode to Ralph” by Cheryl Latimer

  • San Marcos Activity Center:

“Aqua Reina” by Jamie Lynn Shelton

  • Plaza Park:

“Before Us” by Dianna Weems

  • Hutchinson St. in front of Texas Skate Shop:

“Mermaid Playground” by Malachy McKinney

  • Hutchinson St. in front of Minute Man:

“Liquid Metal” by Darin Woods

  • Guadalupe/Hopkins St.:

“Oh For a Muse of Fire” by April Laymen

  • Price Center:

“Flora” by Morgan Egan

  • Eddie Durham Park:

“Mermaid Map” by Grace Park

  • MLK/Guadalupe St.:

“The Fish of the San Marcos Waterways” by Doug Hiser

  • Children’s Park:

“Blooming Brightly” by Lauren Hofmann.


For more information on the Mermaid March, contact Recreation Programs Manager Lisa Morris at 512.393.8409.

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