The Tucson J Sculpture Garden acquires and exhibits permanent sculpture through donations to its collection, purchase and donation of pieces from the annual exhibition, and long-term loans. Annual temporary exhibitions ensure the vitality and relevance of the garden on the local, regional and national art scenes. We feature the work of both established and emerging artists.
In accordance with the mission of The Tucson J, the Sculpture Garden welcomes the entire community. The convergence of art and audience in our Sonoran Desert region encourages visitors to relax, converse, meditate and contemplate.
The Garden was years in the making and generously brought to life through private donations. What began as a wonderful gift to The J has become a gift to the Tucson community – a place to come, enjoy, and celebrate art.
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.
In addition to The J’s permanent collection, artists from around the world submitted pieces for consideration. The final pieces were selected by a jury and the inaugural temporary exhibition debuted in November 2009. All pieces from the juried exhibition and some of the permanent acquisitions are for sale with a portion of the sales going back to The J. An annual juried exhibition is held each spring, with more than a dozen new pieces being rotated into the garden.