The Joe Center for the Arts is hosting a Summer Art and Science exhibit about sea turtles, marine debris, micro plastic pollution and the impacts on the health of our Bay. Do you collect found objects from nature, like to pick up beach trash and make art with them? Or paint, draw or photograph ocean images, sea turtles, etc.? We would like to invite artists and the local community to submit art images of creative, fun, work reflecting these topics for our exhibit called Turtles and Trash. Please fill out an application and submit images online at by June 12.

The exhibit is in partnership with the Florida Coastal Conservancy and the Corinne Costin Memorial Port St. Joe Public Library.

Important exhibition dates are:

*The exhibit opens with a reception and music on June 29 from 6-8 p.m. ET.

*Join us July 8 from 1-4pm for Science Sunday for families with science and art activities and a talk by guest artist Beth Appleton

* Join us for Turtle Thursday’s in July and August from 3-5 pm for talks, workshops and more!

* Closing reception Aug. 17 with music by The Recollections and a silent auction from 7-9 p.m.

The Joe Center for the Arts is located at 201 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe.

For more information call 404-345-1008.