Space Coast Tourism’s Eric Garvey Supports ‘Creative Cans In the Sand’ Program
By Space Coast Daily // November 9, 2015
Executive Director Eric Garvey joins supporters
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Eric Garvey has lent his support to the “Creative Cans In the Sand” initiative. With more than 72 miles of beach along Florida’s Atlantic coast, Brevard’s beautiful beaches are among the area’s most valuable tourism resources.
Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Eric Garvey Supports ‘Creative Cans In the Sand’ Program
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Eric Garvey has recently lent his support to the “Creative Cans In the Sand” initiative. With more than 72 miles of beach along Florida’s Atlantic coast, Brevard’s beautiful beaches are among the area’s most valuable tourism resources.
Creative Cans In The Sand has also been endorsed by politicians, government officials, prominent businesses and famous artists.
World famous marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey enthusiastically supports the effort through his social media venues and agreed to provide art for six trash cans.
Steve Barton, known globally for his “Wavy” concept of old quaint houses, cottages, cabins and villas that capture the heart of life on the beach, recently provided a beautifully painted trash can and will continue his support with additional artwork.
ABOVE VIDEO: World renowned artist Steve Barton supports Creative Cans in the Sand by donating his artwork for trash cans located at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach. “Just stick it the can,” said Barton.
MEDIA DAY & ARTIST MEET ‘N GREET SET NOV. 20 – EVENT WILL TURN LORI WILSON PARK INTO ART GALLERY
Creative Cans In The Sand Founders Bobby and Nikki McCoy-Freeman announced that they will host an Artist Meet-and-Greet and Media Event on Friday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at Lori Wilson North Park in Cocoa Beach.
“Come join us as we turn Lori Wilson Park into its own unique art galley, while bringing awareness that trash belongs in these beautiful painted cans, and not in the sand,” said Bobby Freeman.
Among the invited attendees are District 2 County Commissioner Jim Barfield; Cocoa Beach Commissioner Ben Malik; Sheriff Wayne Ivey; Rep. Tom Goodson; Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Eric Garvey; representatives from Ron Jon Surf Shop, Island Animal Hospital, Surfing’s Evolution and Preservation Foundation; City of Cocoa Beach; Brevard County Parks & Recreation; Kelsey’s Pizza; Preacher Bar; Mount This Fish Company; RE/MAX Elite’s McCoy-Freeman Group; Space Coast Daily; A1A Sign Wave; Sherwin-Williams; and Savings Safari.
Among the local artists expected include Rick Shores, Argyle Franks, Vanessa Bernal, Scott Pantke, David Cruey, Jen Tyler, Steve Barton and Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School art students.
During the event, Creative Cans in the Sand will present a donation to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity that is designed to help our first responders in a time of need.
“Creative Cans in the Sand is a not-for-profit with the mission to help encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that more noticeable, artistically painted cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach,” said Nikki McCoy-Freeman.
The couple have discovered their efforts have brought positive worldwide attention that Brevard County beaches are kept clean in a very creative way. The program has also received amazing community support.
“The City looks forward to this partnership and continued efforts to educate the public about keeping our beaches clean,” said Ben Malik, Cocoa Beach City Commissioner.
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