Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
Annmarie is committed to connecting people to art and nature. Through a wide variety of engaging exhibits, programs, classes, public projects, and annual events, Annmarie opens up opportunities for creativity, collaboration, and reflection. By providing opportunities for visitors to experience and engage in imaginative activities, Annmarie seeks to nurture the human spirit and contribute to a healthy society.
Wished we lived closer to visit more and do the many art classes/workshops. Love how nature and art come together. Lots to see during your peaceful outdoor walk. Great for kids. They have a craft room where you can do a free craft, was expecting something for very little kids, but they had a neat craft for older people making flowers out of old plastic soda bottles. If you have the chance you must go to the holiday lights, it is so pretty to walk through a lit up woods at night. No feelings of being rushed by the car behind you, just walking at your own pace. Different sections had different themes, most not Christmas themed, but still very pretty and creative. They had a live band inside playing traditional Christmas music. The gift shop is nice.
A neat little place. Most of the sculptures are on loan from the Hirshhorn, and tend to be 1950s or 1960s pieces. The walk is about 1/4 mile on a wooded asphalt path. It was very peaceful, and though we saw a few other people, we were mostly alone on the trail, which was nice. Some of the pieces are set back a bit from the path, and earlier rain had left the grass soggy so we couldn't approach them, but there was nothing we did not see. The building has an art lab where you are welcome to make art projects using recycled items such as egg cartons and old CD cases. This would be a nice place to take kids: a little art project, the opportunity to run around outside a bit, and all for a pretty reasonable price ($5 each for adults, less for kids). We will be going back.
My favorite local cultural spot. Great for taking my old dog for a walk, viewing a unique exhibit, taking an art class, buying a gift for someone who has everything, treating yourself to a fun piece of jewelry from a local artisan or making some craft from recycled materials! Be sure to go in to the old public (ladies) restroom in the education building - you'll never see one like that again!
Beautiful venue. The displays were spectacular!! The parking is great and the grounds are immaculate.
Beautiful grounds and great artworks. Easy parking, well done paths. Worth the visit!