Art Exhibit Turtley Awesome!

Turtley Awesome! at Airlie Gardens

Celebrating 11 years of art exhibits, this year’s exhibit, Turtley Awesome!, will feature ten oversized fiberglass turtles! Each turtle will be uniquely decorated, painted, or otherwise adorned by a select group of artists and placed on display throughout the grounds for guests to enjoy as part of their garden experience. Turtley Awesome! will be on display July 14th through December 31st 2023!

Meet the Artists

Airlie received 84 artist applications for the Turtley Awesome! art exhibit.  Staff and volunteers narrowed the applications down to 10 artists based on creativity, craftsmanship, use of materials, the ability to appeal to all ages, and outdoor sustainability and durability.


Own a Turtle

Who wants to own one of our turtle sculptures? These beautifully curated and uniquely designed turtles will make a wonderful addition to your backyard garden, business, or home. Select turtles on display during Turtley Awesome! will be available through an online auction with a buy-now option for that turtle you just can’t risk losing. In 2022, all 10 rabbits sold quickly, so make sure to plan ahead! The auction opens December 1, 2023 at 9 a.m. and closes December 31, 2023 at 11:45 p.m.