All 26 of Calvert County's decorated 6-foot seahorse statues are on display, with weather resistant plaques that feature a scavenger hunt question, along with the names of each seahorse's sponsor and the schools whose artists painted each seahorse.
Tim Scheirer of the Calvert Marine Museum and Rachael Lashof, an intern at Annmarie Garden, installed the plaques last week.
Visitors who go to each seahorse site can answer all of the scavenger hunt questions and enter to win a seahorse prize. Answers should be sent to Seahorses By the Bay, PO Box 99, Dowell, Md. 20629. The contests run through Oct. 1.
Twenty-five of the seahorses were sponsored by local businesses and then decorated by Calvert County school students. "Artie," the 26th seahorse, was decorated by local artist Christine Miller and is displayed in the new visitors center at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.
"Artie" will be given to the winner of a raffle to raise funds for the arts in Calvert County. The drawing will take place at 3 p.m. July 3 during Picnic in the Park at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Raffle tickets are available at Annmarie Garden, the Calvert Marine Museum, Jefferson Patterson Park, Buehler's Store, Common Grounds, Prince Frederick Graphics, Dickinson Jewelers and Main Street Gallery.
Seahorses By the Bay was conceived as a public art project to commemorate Calvert County's 350th Anniversary.