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 10th through December 31st 2023!

Meet the Artists!

We are currently accepting artist applications through April 9, 2023


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.

Sculpture Sponsor


9 Available

  • Name or Business on one Sculpture Sign – sponsor has choice from design portfolio. Choices will be
    made in the order sponsor commitments are received.
  • Name on Garden Map
  • Name on Emails, Social Media & listed on Airlie Gardens Website with direct link to business page
  •  Invite to Exhibit Preview & Artists Reception
  •  20 Tickets to Garden
  • Sponsor can purchase a turtle sculpture at a discounted rate and remove it from public sale

Artist Sponsor


10 Available 

  • Name or Business on Garden Map/Scavenger Hunt as Artist Sponsor. 
  • Name or Business on Emails & Website with direct link to business page 
  • Invite to Exhibit Preview & Artists Reception 
  • 10 Tickets to Garden 
  • Sponsor can purchase a turtle sculpture at a discounted rate