VISION

  • The Sculpture Forest provides the local community and island visitors with a  healthy, relaxing, educational, and fun experience that integrates nature with art in a preserved habitat
  • Artists are provided a respected and supportive venue to exhibit their art for interested visitors and patrons
  • The park will become self‐sustaining as an integrated participant within the larger Whidbey Island arts and parks community
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

PUBLIC BENEFITS

  • Preserve a healthy 100+ year old forest close to downtown Coupeville
  • Preserve a large forested viewscape ridgeline in Ebey’s Reserve
  • Provide a free outdoor art experience
  • Provide walking trails with immersive arts and environmental education
  • Support and grow the local arts community
  • Create a unique and fun experience for locals and visitors on Whidbey Island

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
  • 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