In 2009, the Tucson J established a Sculpture Garden on its campus with a four-fold purpose in mind: to craft a public space that celebrates the appreciation of sculpture; to create an atmosphere of tranquility; to promote educational opportunities; and to enhance community fellowship. The convergence of art and audience in our Sonoran Desert region encourages visitors to relax, converse, meditate and contemplate.
The J’s garden currently contains over 40 sculptures by local, national, and international sculptors, ranging from a few feet tall to over 40 feet in height. In addition, an annual juried exhibition brings new sculptures to the garden on a temporary basis. The landscaped garden showcases outdoor sculpture, offers views of the surrounding mountain ranges and provides a meditative environment within the city limits.
Thanks to our wonderful Sculpture Garden Task Force, this group of volunteers have worked hard to ensure that the Garden is a premiere arts venue in Tucson.