First Friday Art Night: Release of the Mermaid!

     This Friday is First Friday Art Night on Tybee, and we have some exciting things happening! We’d love for everyone to come out to the Douglas Jones Fish Art Gallery and celebrate with us!

 The whimsical welcomes you right as you enter from your parking spot! Photo thanks to Deanna Anthony

     Local artist Douglas Jones has a gallery full of wacky and whimsical folk art creations. His work is a combination of thrift shop finds, found objects, and yard sale discoveries! Truly, the Douglas Jones Fish Art Gallery has been a must-see Tybee experience since it’s opened eight years ago. A mix of art and fun beach items inside, and an open air gallery outside, it is truly a sight to behold!

The colorful gallery is at 1207 hwy 80 East on Tybee Island! Photo thanks to Deanna Anthony

     This Friday, September 3, the gallery will be unveiling Jones’ latest piece at the First Friday Art Night! The 15 foot sculpture is nameless at the moment, but is simply being called The Mermaid. The Release of the Mermaid ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the gallery and there will be food, drinks, and loads of fun! Also, there will be a contest to name the piece, so make sure you start brainstorming now!

One of the fun sculptures waiting for you at the Douglas Jones Art Gallery! Photo thanks to Deanna Anthony

     Please plan to attend and celebrate with us! It’s going to be a blast! If you’d like additional information, please email