New art and gardens at Sculpture Park

Submitted by the Islands Sculpture Park

Visited the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park lately?

The park is rapidly becoming one of the most beautiful sculpture gardens in the Northwest. The 150-plus sculptures by over 90 artists draw around 46,000 visitors per year. New statues by island artists include Jason Napier, Eben Shay and Gerry Newcome, as well as new gardens, a renovated welcome house, a new bathroom (under construction) and lots of new barn swallows.

For children, we have many playful sculptures, like “Big Bird,” “Aerion (the dragon),” “I’ve been Kissed (a delightful frog)” and the Starfish exhibit, where children and older folks can make driftwood statues for others to enjoy. The park is a kid-friendly, dog-friendly, 20-acre mix of art and beautiful island scenery. The park is open dawn to dusk, and donations are greatly appreciated. Come have a look. The park is at 9083 Roche Harbor Rd. — on the left just past the arch.

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New art and gardens at Sculpture Park