Salado has long been known for its beautiful Salado Creek, unique shopping experience and outstanding art and artists. Come and explore original art in the outdoor Sculpture Garden.
The garden is the vision of the Public Arts League of Salado and Keep Salado Beautiful. It is situated in a lovely natural landscape connected by gentle walkways and seating all through the area making fine art accessible to everyone and where one can view the creativity of a diverse group of artists – varying ages, life experiences, male and female – living and working locally and regionally.
The exhibits showcase many of the celebrated Salado artists. Two artists that will often have sculptures on exhibit are Ronnie Wells of Salado and Bob Guelich of San Antonio, who have found inspirations in the natural environment, especially wildlife. Well known Salado artists, Sandra and Lonnie Edwards; Sandra who is an inspired stone sculptor and Lonnie, an artist that works in bronze, copper, stainless steel and wrought iron. Also from Salado are Jill and Johnny Shipman, multi-talented artists who have designed and collaborated on the entrance piece to the Sculpture Garden with Melissa Paxton, a glass artist. Other Salado sculptors are Troy Kelley who is renowned as the artist of Sirena, the mermaid in Salado Creek and has the piece Handicapped Mask in this exhibit, and Aaron Gist who does cast stone and steel work.
The sculpture art is on loan during the exhibition for several months and will change from time to time. Most of the art is for sale.
The garden was designed with the help of Texas Master Gardeners and Central Texas Master Naturalists and is a certified Texas Wildscape. Pocket gardens of drought-tolerant native plants are incorporated amongst the trees and the wandering dry creek that meanders through the meadow. The pocket gardens were established to provide seasonal color and to attract wildlife. The garden is maintained professional thanks to corporate support from The Personal Wealth Coach, The Village of Salado, and the Members of KSB.