Art in the Garden

July 14, 2017 - September 30, 2017


Capitol Subaru


Thank you for joining us for Art in the Garden, presented by Capitol Subaru, which featured stunning art installations in the Garden throughout the summer. We hope you’ll join us again for another exciting event in 2017!

In 2016, we will feature pieces from ten artists, with four of those pieces being built specifically for The Oregon Garden. All pieces are available for sale.




Art in the Garden Opening Reception

Friday, July 15, 2016

6:30 to 10pm

The featured artists will give talks about their installations and inspiration, while guests enjoy live music and wine tasting. Guests will enter through the Visitor Center between 6:30pm and 8pm.


Reception Admission 

Tickets include artist talks, live music, light appetizers and a glass of wine or beer.

  • $20- General Admission
  • $5- Garden Members
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Minors are allowed, and must also purchase a ticket.  Well-behaved pets on a leash are also allowed.

Save $5 by purchasing your tickets in advance! Tickets will be available at the door for $25 for General Admission and $10 for Garden Members.

 IMG_0685Artist Talks

During the reception, featured artists will give talks at their installation sites. After 8:30pm, the artists will return to the Bosque, where they will be available to talk with guests.

Live Music

After returning to the Bosque, enjoy live music by Seahorse, appetizers, wine and beer.


Beer tasting will be provided by Gilgamesh Brewing Co.

Win tasting will be provided by Willamette Valley Vineyards.


Are you a musician interested in playing future events? Please fill out our Musician Inquiry Form.


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Featured Artists

Tyler FuQua

Tyler is doing a custom installation for The Oregon Garden titled “Wind in the Willows”. It will play with the organic nature of the trees in contrast with the rigid nature of metal. The Wind Chime Willow will be not only pleasing to the eyes, but to the ears as well.


Jacob Sorenson

Jacob is creating a unique piece specifically for The Oregon Garden that will challenge your perceptions and assumptions. The piece is a loose representation of the “Sasquatch” and “Bigfoot” concepts and nods to the typical “sighting” experience. His sculpture will be created using wood shingling, a thatched roof effect, and hand manipulation for texture.


Jill Torberson

Exclusively for The Oregon Garden, Jill will explore the idea of horizon, and how it relates to the highest elevation in the Garden. She is creating garden stakes that will create a repeated rhythm both in form and size, filling in a light and linear manner.


David Hillesland

Exclusively for The Oregon Garden, David has created “Chais-ing Dreams”; a bench and chaise lounge carved from the remains of a fir tree. He feels the pace of our lives has increased exponentially and he would like to take the viewer outside of the fast pace. Take a moment to stop and sit and you will be taken back to a simpler time full of wonder and curiosity.


Exhibiting Artists

Denise Sirchie – displaying a mosaic titled “Summer” created from recycled materials onto a vintage necklace mannequin.

Scott Kuszik – pieces featuring oiled and torched wood, paired with hand manipulated copper and varnishes.

Mark Brody – displaying a variety of pieces that are bright and traditional; essential in any garden decor.

Lowell Duell – exhibiting “glass balloons” and “green clunkers”.

Richard Hays – displaying an array or nature inspired work.

Mark Collins – installing a Pop Garden, made with reclaimed materials, within the Children’s Garden.


If you are an artist and interested in participating in Art in the Garden next year, please fill out our Artist Inquiry Form.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Capitol Subaru

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May - September
Daily - 9:00am to 6:00pm

October - April
Daily - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Garden is open 365 days a year and is pet-friendly. Check the Visit page for the Visitor Center hours.


Adults $12
Seniors (60+) $10
Students (12-17) $9
Children (5-11) $6
Children (4 & under) Free
Garden Members Free
Military w/ ID $9

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phone (503) 874-8100
toll-free (877) 674-2733
fax (503) 339-2996
address 879 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381

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