Jekyll Island’s 75th Anniversary Street Party

Jekyll Island’s 75th Anniversary Street Party was held on August 6 from 4-8 p.m. in the Jekyll Island Beach Village. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Jekyll Island State Park, the event featured live entertainment by Free Spirits Orchestra and Mason Waters and the Groove All-Stars, a vintage car show, stilt walkers and other attractions, arts and crafts, giveaways and more.  In … Continue reading "Jekyll Island’s 75th Anniversary Street Party" The post Jekyll Island’s 75th Anniversary Street Party first appeared on The Savannah Tribune.

Jekyll Island’s 75th Anniversary Street Party

Jekyll Island’s first mural art installation by Wylie Caudill at the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Street Party
The Stewarts enjoy the Seventy-Fifth Street Party

Jekyll Island’s 75th Anniversary Street Party was held on August 6 from 4-8 p.m. in the Jekyll Island Beach Village. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Jekyll Island State Park, the event featured live entertainment by Free Spirits Orchestra and Mason Waters and the Groove All-Stars, a vintage car show, stilt walkers and other attractions, arts and crafts, giveaways and more. 

In addition, Wylie Caudill, an interactive public mural artist based in Louisville, was tapped to create the island’s first mural art installation in Beach Village. Caudill, is the great-grandson of Tallulah “Tallu” Fish who established the Jekyll Island Museum in Indian Mound Cottage, the former home of William Rockefeller.

Wylie Caudill creates Live Sidewalk Chalk

(Tallu Fish helmed the museum through the 1950s and ’60s and published books about Jekyll Island. She was one of the first curators of the island’s robust history.)

Beach Village on Jekyll Island hosted Bubbles Over Georgia

Caudill’s mural will invoke a sense of familiarity to the island and bring people together to be a part of the art. “My plan is to capture Jekyll Island in its essence as I’ve always seen it,” he says, “which is this beautiful, relaxing, really unique place.” Dedication of the island’s first mural art installation took place Saturday, August 6 at the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Street Party.

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