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Sculpture Garden

Outdoor art gallery open to the public

In 2009, the J established the Sculpture Garden 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.

Visit the Sculpture Garden

Sculpture Garden Hours

The Sculpture Garden, Garden of Hope, and Fine Art Gallery are open to the public during the J’s regular hours of operation. Tours with our curator are available by appointment. Please email curator@tucsonjcc.org to schedule a tour.

Monday – Thursday 5 AM – 8:30 PM   l   Friday 5 AM – 6 PM   l   Saturday-Sunday 7 AM – 6 PM
Join us Sun, Oct 23 from 10am-1pm for the J’s annual Sculpture Garden opening with new works in the garden and gallery, live music, refreshments, art appreciation, and community. Free and open to the public.
Live music including Rebecca Foreman (harpist) Christine Harper Flute Duet, Leila Lopez (guitarist), Nathaniel Burnside (guitarist) Stu Mellan and the Birks Works Jazz Quintet, and Sarah Tolar (pianist)
 
Dance performances by ZUZI! Dance and Esperanza Dance
 
Activities for all ages and abilities including Ben’s Bells, Arts for All (a program of the Tucson J) and more
Kosher pizza will be available for sale through the Kosher Pizza Food Truck.
 
2022-2023 annual outdoor Sculpture Garden juried exhibit artists:
Pamela Ambrosio
Curt Brill
Gedion Nyanhongo
Hector Ortega
Joan Waters
Nan Wollman
 
2022-2023 Exhibit Jury: Darlene Kryza, Donna Isaac, and Hirotsune Tashima
 
Indoor Fine Art Gallery artists:
Pamela Ambrosio
Jessie Berlin
Steve Grater
Candace Greenburg
Jerry W. Harris
Ronald Kalinoski
David Knorr
Andree Richmond
Gerald Rockwell
Ellen Sidor
Ted Wade Springer
Nan Wollman
 
We are grateful to the Sculpture Garden Committee, a group of dedicated volunteers working hard to ensure the Sculpture Garden is a premier arts venue in Southern Arizona.

Call for Artists

Interested in learning more about submitting work to the Sculpture Garden? Click the button below to submit your information to be added to our artist distribution list to receive the latest updates about upcoming call for artists. 

Open to all artists. We feature the work of both established and emerging artists and welcome work in a variety of styles. All materials should be appropriate for an outdoor, desert environment. Artists may submit up to three entries, although at most one will be chosen for the exhibition. 

Submission deadline is May 11.