Public Artwork During Civic Center Renovations

On September 1, 2021, Scottsdale Public Art will begin moving 10 sculptures from Scottsdale Civic Center to make way for the city of Scottsdale’s renovation of the area.  

Some works will be permanently moved to different city-owned locations while others will be stored at secure city facilities until they can be re-installed at the Civic Center following the renovations, which will add new performance spaces, among other features. Additionally, two of the pieces will undergo restoration work before they are returned to the Civic Center.  


Jose Bermudez’s Mountains and Rainbows (1976)
has been placed near the lake at DC Ranch Park in north Scottsdale.



Gary Slater’s Right-Angle Variations (1975)
has been moved to the Bell Road Sports Complex on Bell Road, just west of 94th Street, in north Scottsdale.



Kenji Umeda’s Allurement of a Journey (1980)
has been relocated to the grounds of the Arabian Library on McDowell Mountain Ranch Road.




George-Ann Tognoni’s The Yearlings (1985)
will be repaired and reinstalled a few yards east of its current location at the Main Street entrance to the Civic Center.


Dale Wright’s Don Quixote (1968)
will also be restored before it returns to its current location in the lagoon just southwest of Scottsdale City Hall.




Louise Nevelson’s Windows to the West (1973)
will return to the Civic Center when the renovations are complete, but it will be located in a spot closer to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.


George-Ann Tognoni’s Winfield Scott Memorial (2007)
will be re-sited closer to the nearby Scottsdale Historical Museum.


Clyde “Ross” Morgan’s Mayor Herbert “Herb” Drinkwater and His Dog Sadie (2003)
will also get a slightly newer Civic Center location near City Hall.


Robert Winslow’s Freedom (1977)
will be situated in the new children’s garden, just north of the Civic Center Library, after renovations are complete.


Robert Indiana’s LOVE (1999)
will be re-installed near its current location just northwest of the Civic Center Library.




Ivan Pintar’s Fountain of Youth (1968)
will remain in its current location northwest of Scottsdale City Hall.


John Waddell’s Mother and Child (1960)
will remain in its current location northwest of Scottsdale City Hall.


Abbot Pattison’s Woman and Fish (1954)
will remain in its current location in the fountain west of Scottsdale City Hall.


Austin Deuel’s The Chaplain (2009)
will remain in its current location east of Scottsdale City Hall.


All artworks inside Scottsdale City Hall, Scottsdale Civic Center Library, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) will be unaffected by the renovations and remain in place.



For more details about the city of Scottsdale’s $27.3 million renovation, and a rendering of the park plans, visit the city of Scottsdale’s website. Click Here