Fort Lauderdale Beach Fish Sculpture
Two gigantic fish grace the corner of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard on world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach. The City of Fort Lauderdale created the one-of-a-kind display to celebrate the holidays and highlight environmental sustainability.
Standing more than 20-feet tall and 25-feet wide, the larger-than-life display was constructed using close to 20,000 recycled bottles collected locally from hundreds of special events, restaurants, stores, and businesses. When night falls, the fish are illuminated with a rainbow of vibrant colors, creating a captivating “must see” visual attraction for residents and visitors.
The inspiration for the signature sculpture came from a similar piece developed on Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as part of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
This spectacular work of art sends a powerful message to all of us about the importance of recycling, conservation, sustainability, and the protection and preservation of our oceans and beaches. By working together, we can all do our part to build strong, sustainable communities for ourselves and future generations.
Sponsored by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District and Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the display was designed and produced locally by Brandano Displays and Unique Rabbit Studios.
The fish are scheduled to remain on display through the end of February.
The City of Fort Lauderdale wishes you and yours a Happy Holiday season and a successful New Year!