Sculpture in the Garden

Sculpture in the Garden
Sculptures from regional artists installed in natural, picturesque setting
Now – April 2017

Free with paid admission or membership.

ArtFest 2017 at San Diego Botanic Garden Featuring fine art, Asian art, and a Quick Draw Contest
Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9 9 am – 5 pm

ArtFest at the Garden features some of the finest regional artists displaying their talents with the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden as a back drop. Our fine arts show features more than 20 artists displaying and selling their work at amazing prices just for Garden guests. Many of these fantastic sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, gourd and fiber artists who participate in ArtFest will also provide interesting demonstrations of their craft.

As an added bonus, 20 sculptors who are currently showing their work throughout the Garden as a part of our 2016-2017 “Sculpture in the Garden” exhibit, are offering a 5-50% discount for buyers interested in purchasing their work during ArtFest.

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“Art is a harmony parallel with nature.”
- Paul Cezanne, French Artist (1839 – 1906)

This unique exhibition showcases 53 sculptures from 32 talented artists set against the beautiful backdrop of the Garden’s lush and natural 37 acres. Curator Naomi Nussbaum Art & Design has orchestrated and eclectic exhibition ranging from functional “garden” artwork to large abstract work with an emphasis on diversity of media and scale. Take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s dedicated Sculpture Map.

“The quality and diversity of the annual sculpture displays improves each year. The program has grown because artists love having this beautiful setting for their work. Also, with 52 works on display our visitors have a whole other level of enjoyment from their experience in the Garden,” said Julian Duval, President and CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden 

Ranging from the whimsical to the abstract, each piece has been carefully placed to help guests visualize these stunning works of art in their own gardens. All of the sculptures on display in the Garden are for sale, and is part of our fund-raising efforts to keep our beautiful Garden open and accessible to the public 364 days a year.

If you are interested in purchasing one of the sculptures, please come to our Administrative Office Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm, and we will be happy to assist you in purchasing your art work.

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Sculpture in the Garden

16. Bobbi Hirschkoff

17. James Hubbell

18. Ilya Idelchik

19. Rasim Konyar

20. Cherrie La Porte

21 Jeffery Laudenslager

22. Benjamin Lavender

23. John McDavid

24. Peter Mitten

25. Tracie Monk

26. Patty Palenschat

27. Julia Rasor

28. Brett Reisdorf

29. Deanne Sabeck

30. George Sherwood

31. Leslie & Paul Wilton

Banner Photo: Nick Ruddick