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Follow the Fiddlers Down Calhoun Street

Follow the FiddlerOur 2015 Hilton Head/Bluffton Chamber Leadership class project is a series of kid-friendly fiddler crab sculptures placed at various locations on Calhoun Street in Historic Downtown Bluffton. With two storyboards to guide the kids and their parents to both find and learn about the crabs, the project is a way to create awareness of the importance of the May River eco system to Bluffton and the Lowcountry.

Follow the Fiddler Project Brochure

follow the fiddlersClick here to view the Follow the Fiddlers brochure. Any and all donations were greatly appreciated! We ended up raising $16,000 to fund the project.

Fiddler Crab Statues

The artist, Susie Chisholm, first had to design the casting mold by making a form:

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Susie used a real crab to design the model

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They turned out well!

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The crabs are scattered all over Historic Downtown Bluffton, starting with the storyboard signs.

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I was glad when the project was finally finished!

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My son, AJ, pulled out his old watercolors and painted a fiddler crab for me.

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Follow the Fiddler in the News

Our class project made the local news!
Bluffton Today
WTOC Nightly News
Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Hilton Head Monthly Magazine
CH2 Magazine
Island Packet, David Lauderdale’s Column
CH2 Magazine Article
Island Packet Story

Booth at the Bluffton Farmers Market

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“The Boys,” Rocket & Indy, helped me at our booth at the Bluffton Farmers Market.