Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition


Combining art and nature invites visitors to experience both in new ways, discovering new and unexpected relationships. This year our Artist in Residence is Charlie “Tinman” Lucas. He has held free workshops with Alabama teachers in advance of the Exhibition, so they can go back to the classroom and help their students create sculptures for the Exhibition.

The exhibition will open with a Grand Opening Ceremony on Sunday, October 23, 2022 for one day.

Sunday, October 23, 2022



1:00pm -3:00pm (JUDGING)

3:00 pm-5:00pm – (AWARDS CEREMONY)

Located immediately to the right as you enter Oak Park in downtown Montgomery, the MBG is not yet ten years old. Our mission is “To establish and nurture the gardens for education, enjoyment and enrichment of all and to preserve Alabama’s unique plant heritage.” We were designated as the 20th Peace Garden in the world in 2017 by Gardens for Peace.

Sculpture Installation
Each artist must be able to safely maneuver his/her sculpture(s) on the unpaved pathways to be placed for exhibition. Each artist must bring whatever they need to achieve this safely without damage to those pathways or the gardens themselves. You are welcome to provide a stand or pedestal for smaller sculptures. Garden staff and volunteers will determine and supervise placement and installation

This initial exhibition is open to all residents of Alabama, with minimal curating – we reserve the right to refuse works that are deemed unsafe or unsuitable, or that we feel will not survive two months outside.  We reserve the right to not accept sculptures that might pose a danger to visitors or plants.

Liability and Insurance
We assume no liability for damages to sculptures. We do NOT cover sculptures with liability or insurance – we recommend that each artist add a rider to your current policy to cover your work.

Sales are encouraged and are handled directly with the artists.  The MBG would be delighted if artists considered making at least a 10% tax deductible donation to the Gardens from any sale. 

Contact Show Coordinator, Marilyn Hobbs, at