The privilege of owning valuable art is all too often reserved for the rich and famous, but at Alamar, every resident is a collector. Just walk down the street to your neighborhood park to glimpse a one-of-a-kind sculpture by one of Arizona’s greatest living artists including John Nelson, Mary Shindell, Melissa Martinez, Fausto Fernandez, Neil Borowicz and Roy Wasson Valle. Eventually, all 1,130 acres of Alamar will be home to an entire collection of museum-worthy art, some works doubling as interactive play spaces, others built cleverly into the natural landscapes, and all of them created specifically for you and your family.
It’s all part of the WholeARTedly Alamar Public Art Program, an initiative that isn’t confined to any museum or library—instead, it’s right outside your front door, adding moments of joy and inspiration to your everyday, educating the kids, and beautifying every neighborhood. And it’s something Arizona has never seen before, according to Greg Esser, the program’s curator. “This is the first program of this scale,” he says. “It’s an unprecedented investment to commission artworks that are holistically designed into the community. It sets a new bar for residential communities.”
The first set of artworks – seven in total – are available to view in our community and neighborhood parks.
“Wolf Moon” by artist John Nelson located in Hay Moon Park
“Sinas” by artist Fausto Fernandez located in Starlight Pass
“Orion” by artist Roy Wasson Valle located in Stargate Grove
“Celestial” by artist Melissa Martinez located in Twilight Terrace
“Luna” by sculptor Neil Borowicz located in Moonbeam Patch
“Growth Patterns” by artist Mary Shindell in Hay Moon Park