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Art Walk

www.fh.az.gov/publicart


“The Enduring Family” - Centennial Circle, #10 Sculpture by Jeff Laing “The father figure is ‘Dignity’; the mother is ‘Serenity’; and the child is ‘Eternity’.”


Town of Fountain Hills Art Walk At a staggering 150 pieces, Fountain Hills is home to one of the largest public art collections in the state of Arizona! Register for any of our Public Art Walks and discover the power of art among Arizona’s natural desert beauty.

Fountain Hills, Arizona, is the place to see art in all its glory with a majestic backdrop of the McDowell and Four Peaks mountains and the Town’s signature 560-foot tall Fountain, located in the center of its 64-acre park.

Our public Art Walk invites you to gaze upon striking statues set against Fountain Hills’ mountain ranges, scenic skies, and of course, our World Famous Fountain. Our tours highlight production techniques and the stories behind the unique sculpture art in our Town.

History of Fountain Hills Public Art Collection Jerry and Jackie Miles have lived in Fountain Hills since 1986. While neither is artistically inclined, Jackie is musical and Jerry very creative. Throughout their married lives they have visited many art galleries and museums and have enjoyed collecting pieces of art for their home. In 1997 two coincidental events took place that set in motion the beginning of the Fountain Hills Public Art collection. Jackie Miles became one of the founders of the Fountain Hills Arts Council and Jerry Miles was elected Mayor of the town. Through Town Council Resolution 1997-44, the Arts Council became the authorized agency of the Town for the development and promotion of Public Art in Fountain Hills.

After the death of Jerry’s mother in 2001, the couple decided to purchase a piece of sculpture in her honor and to place it in their hometown of Fountain Hills. They chose the piece by Jason Napier, “Precious Cargo” which was placed near the then new Community Center. In that same year, Jerry Miles, who was also a board member of the Library Association, convinced that board to purchase Mark Lundeen’s, “A Good Book” and place it just outside their building. These two pieces, placed in the area now known as the Milestones Sculpture Garden, began the Town of Fountain Hills’ magnificent Public Art collection. Jerry and Jackie’s unique expertise in choosing art has resulted in a Public Art collection that spans all forms of art with over 150 pieces currently. To honor the founders of the Fountain Hills Public Art, Jerry and Jackie Miles, the collection has been named, “Milestones: A Desert Odyssey through Public Art.”

Art Walk Tours Docent Led Art Walk Tours are available on alternating Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fountain Park Tour 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Centennial Circle Tour 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Please visit www.fh.az.gov/publicart for upcoming Art Walk Tour Dates and Times.

Register For A Tour!

Please register online at www.fh.az.gov/publicart for the tour you would like to attend. Registration is Free and includes your tour reservation and Art Walk Guide program.


Fountain Hills Public Art Collection All About Art

Private Tours

Docent Led Tours

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Are you All About Art? Then we have something for you! At over a staggering 150 pieces, Fountain Hills is home to one of Arizona’s largest public art collections. From our public Art Walks to the Fountain Hill’s Artists’ Gallery Special Events, there is no shortage of creativity here! Fountain Hills features Docent Led, Self Guided and Special Reservation tours October through April each year.

The Town of Fountain Hills hosts Docent Led Art Walks each month from October through April. The volunteer docents provide information on the walks about each piece they visit, the techniques used to create the piece and a background on each artist that created the piece. To register for a Docent Led Tour please visit www.fh.az.gov/publicart

Are you looking to enjoy one of our Docent Led Tours but don't see a date that fits your schedule? You can request to have a private tour! Simply call our Volunteer office to set up a special reservation private tour. Private tours must be made a minimum of 3 weeks in advance. For more information, please call 480-816-5108.

Free registration is required; please register online www.fh.az.gov/publicart for the tour you would like to attend. Registration is FREE and includes your Tour and Art Walk Guide Program. For more information on tour dates, please visit or call our Volunteer Office at 480-816-5108.


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“Return to Puye” - Fountain Park #7 Sculpture by Doug Hyde Donated by the wonderful Lorenz Family in 2011, who have donated three other pieces to the Town already.


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Fountain Hills Art Walk Still as a statue with no expression or emotion? Try telling that to the musicians that make up sculptor George Lundeen’s bronze, Joy of Music. Walk on the wild side with big-eared Chauncey the Rabbit or sit astride old George the Tortoise , and feel the art come to life. Want to look into the face of a caveman or marvel at the Power of Thought? Serious, whimsical, thought-provoking and just downright beautiful, this incredible collection by internationally recognized artists will awe and inspire you. Follow the journey through the Civic Center sculpture garden, then view the many pieces of varied art such as bronzes, murals, paintings, photography, and threedimensional art inside the River of Time Museum, the Community Center, the Library, and Town Hall. But your adventure doesn’t stop there! Follow the map down Avenue of the Fountains and view the magnificent eagle in the piece, Freedom, located on the median. Then continue to Fountain Park where you will meet Teddy Roosevelt and Bob the Frog. But the uniqueness doesn’t stop there! Don’t miss the magnificent African pieces that surround the park and The Veterans Memorial that will take your breath away and your heart. Fountain Hills, Arizona is the place to see art in all its glory with a majestic backdrop of the McDowell and Four Peaks mountains and the Town’s signature 560-foot tall Fountain, located in the center of its 64-acre park. Follow this map for a self-guided journey or learn the true secrets of the art and the artists by taking a docent-guided art walk. Hear about the creation of the artwork, the varied styles and techniques, and listen to what the artists have to say about their vision. Please visit www.fh.az.gov/publicart for Art Walk Tour Dates and Times or call our Volunteer Office at 480-816-5108. Let the journey begin…

The Art Walk is a Collaborative Effort of PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE www.fountainhillspublicart.com, and the TOWN OF FOUNTAIN H ILLS www.fh.az.gov

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