News Coverage


Press Releases

Whale sculpture to be 'unveiled' Saturday - 8/31/16

Whale sculpture arrives in Juneau, fins to come Tuesday - 8/8/16

Whale Project receives major grant through Juneau Community Foundation - 9/2014

Whale Project receives major grant from Rasmuson Foundation - 2013


There is a large photo collection on the Whale Project's Facebook Page.

In the News:

Community invited to Overstreet Park ribbon cutting CBJ | June 26, 2018
"The Mayor Bill Overstreet Park features Tahku, a humpback whale fountain..."

A Whale of a Project Architect Magazine | June 25, 2018
"...a unique celebratory construction project on behalf of Alaska’s 50th year of statehood..."

Juneau’s whale park named for Bill Overstreet KTOO | August 2, 2017
"The former mayor and educator was a driving force behind the whale park committee..."

Whale sculpture arrives in Juneau, fins to come Tuesday Alaska Public Media | August 8, 2016
"The life-size, bronze humpback whale sculpture came in by ferry..."

Empire Editorial: Whale sculpture a worthy endeavor Juneau Empire | July 2015
"Today, this paper again throws its support behind this worthy project."

Assembly Meeting wrap-up: Giant whale statue to arrive in summer Juneau Empire | March 2015
"It will be an enduring, iconic element."

Whale project gains ground Juneau Empire | November 2014
" memory of William G. 'Bill' Ruddy."

The Whale Project recieves donation Juneau Empire | April 2014
"Subaru of America and Mendenhall Subaru will present a $2,500 check."

Juneau's whale awarded grant Juneau Empire | July 2013
"$500,000 remains to be funded."

Seawalk plans and Egan Drive redesign to reshape waterfront access Juneau Empire | March 2013
"Today the land near the future home of a giant whale statue is a juxtaposition..."

Juneau's big, bronze whale expected in a year Juneau Empire | Febuary 2013
"City under the gun to finish waterfront site for sculpture"

Whales Tails to be auctioned off Friday Juneau Empire | September 2012
"The focus of the auction is the 10 whales’ tails created by local artists."

Park plans win support at Assembly committees Juneau Empire | August 2012
"Resolutions for OHV park, under-bridge park forwarded on."

Under-bridge site development gets a boost at PRAC meeting Juneau Empire | August 2012
"Whale sculpture, Maritime Center proposed for space."

Bronze whale project gets funding push Juneau Empire | June 2012
"We can all see it in our mind’s eye..."

Artists for whale's tail art pieces announced Juneau Empire | June 2012
"Ten sets of local artists have been selected to decorate 10 whale’s tail sculptures around Juneau."

Local artists invited to make a splash with public art project Juneau Empire | May 2012
"A dozen new public art pieces will soon be springing up around Juneau."

Wallen to lead presentation Friday Juneau Empire | March 2012
"The focus of the auction is the 10 whales’ tails created by local artists."

Whale statue project prepares for last phase Juneau Empire | December 2010
"The bronze Whale Project is moving forward and is gearing up for its final phase."

Whale sculpture funding likely to be reconsidered Juneau Empire | August 2008
"Passenger fees could pay for some site work on seawalk."

Life-sized bronze whale sculpture gets funding Juneau Empire | August 2008
"Assembly approves $500,000 in sales tax revenue to start work."

Artist envisions whale sculpture in Juneau Juneau Empire | August 2007
"RT 'Skip' Wallen wants to create life-size humpback statue to commemorate statehood."