For Immediate Release: December 8, 2020
Robert Waldrop Completes Downtown Mississippi Aquarium Mural
GULFPORT, MS - Local artist Robert Waldrop and Mississippi Aquarium have collaborated once again to paint a vibrant aquatic-themed mural near Mississippi Aquarium. The mural which features some of the animals visitors can see at the Aquarium showcases turtles, was completed earlier this week.
The colorful mural adorns the wall east of the Aquarium on the corner of 20th Avenue and Highway 90.
This is Waldrop's second Mississippi Aquarium mural located in downtown Gulfport. He completed a similar mural earlier this year on the corner of 14th Street and 24th Avenue.
About Robert Waldrop
Waldrop, a Gulfport native, is widely known in the community for his bright and realistic depiction of Coastal Mississippi’s unique wildlife. He was showcased at Mississippi Aquarium’s annual fundraiser, Splash Bash as the featured artist on the 2019 event poster and commemorative shirt. Since 1995, Waldrop has been exhibiting along the Gulf Coast and making work of various mediums from paintings on reclaimed wood, metal, carvings, and watercolor.
About Mississippi Aquarium
Mississippi Aquarium, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is a premier institution delivering an awe-inspiring experience that supports animal research and conservation. Mississippi Aquarium is committed to animal welfare and the majesty of the gulf and beyond. The Aquarium sits on 5.8-acres and contains over 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits connected by landscaped walkways with plants that represent all the physiographic regions of Mississippi. For more visit msaquarium.org
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