VISION

Price Sculpture Forest is a nonprofit 501(c)3 community sculpture exhibition park and habitat preserve whose mission is to provide visitors with a healthy, relaxing, educational, fun, and refreshingly unique experience. Here, art enhances nature and nature enhances art. We aim to inspire visitors by the dynamic, interactive possibilities of art and by the beautiful, nourishing benefits of protecting and enjoying nature around us. A positive, life-affirming experience will encourage visitors to grow their involvement and appreciation of art and nature beyond the park, expanding personal commitment in their lives and locations elsewhere.

Rhododendron flowers among Douglas fir trees in Price Sculpture Forest park in Coupeville on Whidbey Island
Rhododendron bushes with flowers in Price Sculpture Forest park in Coupeville on Whidbey Island

MISSION

  • Create a unique and fun experience for locals and visitors on Whidbey Island
  • Provide artists a respected and supportive venue to exhibit their art for interested visitors and patrons
  • Support and grow the local arts community
  • Provide a free outdoor art experience
  • Preserve a healthy 100+ year old forest close to downtown Coupeville
  • Preserve a large forested viewscape ridgeline in Ebey’s Reserve
  • Provide walking trails with immersive arts and environmental education
  • Become self‐sustaining as an integrated participant within the larger Whidbey Island arts and parks community

LONG RANGE PLANNING

  • Construct a visitor center / gallery building
    • Display indoor sculptures and 2D wall‐mounted art
    • Visitor center with docents
    • ADA accessible restroom and water fountains
    • Administrative and maintenance equipment space
  • Partner with an arts organization or gallery for onsite presence
    • Cost share to be low cost and mutually beneficial
    • Park gets benefit of onsite artists’ presence, docent volunteers, and direct community connection
    • Gallery artists get benefit of a low cost gallery building in a beautiful setting with ongoing public exposure
  • Expand visitor parking and bicycle accommodation options
  • Create ADA accessible hard surface to south loop trail
  • Construct a small gazebo, picnic shelter, or meditation structure
  • Provide underground utility lines along south loop trail for path lighting and evening opportunities
  • Incorporate additional land nearby
    • Expand habitat conservation
    • Provide additional related resources for the public