Aquatic Arts Outdoor Gallery ~ Kids Fishing Clinic | Discover Crystal River

Aquatic Arts Outdoor Gallery ~ Kids Fishing Clinic

March 16, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Calling all Young Artists!

Attention all young artists out there! If you have a passion for painting, sketching, drawing, or even digital artwork, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Citrus County Parks and Recreation is calling all young artists to participate in the celebration of the 20th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic and help raise awareness about Florida's Coastal and Freshwater ecosystems by participating in the Aquatic Arts Outdoor Gallery.

You can use any painting medium, such as oil paints, watercolors, and acrylic paints, or any drawing material like graphite pencils, crayons, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels (oil and chalk pastels). Original digital art and paper collages are acceptable.

All art entries must be framed and follow the specified frame sizes: 4 x 6, 8 x 10, or 11 x 14. Remember, only one entry per artist is allowed, and the contest is open to ages 5 through 15. The contest theme is Saltwater and Freshwater Fish Species and Their Habitat. Please include aquatic plants in your artwork.

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•Artwork must have one fish species, either freshwater or saltwater

•Artwork must include plants or other organisms that accompany its habitat

Example: Gray Triggerfish and reefs

American Eel with roots of floating plants, such as water lilies

•On the back of the frame, include

Artists Name & Age

Fish Species

Gallery Number

Given at the time of drop off

Completed artwork can be dropped off before Friday, February 2, at the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Administration Office at 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct. in Lecanto.

For more information, contact Recreation Program Specialist Alice Mary Herden at 352-527-7547 or email

Ticket Info
  • FREE
  • Alice Mary Herden
  • 12073 W. Fort Island Trail
  • Crystal River, FL 34429
  • 352-527-7540