Fabulous Fall, Outdoors – Destination: Art! Arizona – Fountain Hills
The Town of Fountain Hills may be famous for its namesake 560-foot spout and rolling landscape (ArtBeat covered artist friend Michael Schuessler at his booth during the annual Spring Art Festival in 2018), but this little community northeast of Phoenix has even more artistic surprises with 150 pieces of public art collected within a few blocks in and around the lake park.
What better time than now to step outside and enjoy sculptures (Fount Rushmore! ha!), murals, photography, paintings and more creations around the Centennial Circle Art Walk. Looping through the Avenue of the Fountains, Library and Community Center, as well, the free self-guided tours showcase one of the largest public art collections in Arizona.
Docent led tours are suspended for the time being, says volunteer coordinator Kimberly Wickland. She recommends visitors open the links for interactive maps available on the website below and learn all about each piece you encounter.
The township boasts a lovely shopping and dining district as well as a small botanical garden featuring iconic Sonoran Desert plants. With excellent golfing, the McDowell Mountain Preserve, Verde River and Tonto National Forest nearby, outdoor Fountain Hills offers many levels of physical activity while you soak in the abounding natural and man-made beauty.
To view maps, brochures, and find out more details about this artistic community, click HERE. Thanks.
P.S. ArtBeat ‘hi-fives’ the Fountain Hills Community Center for their super fun Senior Services arts and crafts workshops, too! We are never too old live creatively.
Images Courtesy of Town of Fountain Hills Tourism