Lauritzen Gardens Outdoor Sculpture

  • Commissioning Entity

    Nebraska Arts Council

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  • Minimum Budget


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  • Location of Commission

    Omaha, Nebraska, United States

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Meagan Dion

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (816) 716-9352

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    Project Description

    Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens is uniquely positioned as the region’s premier botanical center and garden resource. Centrally located in the heart of the United States and situated on 100 acres of lush grounds, the garden exemplifies visionary efforts to provide a quiet, tranquil and serene setting for the study, preservation, and enjoyment of some of the region’s most precious resources and flora.

    Site Description

    Lauritzen Gardens is creating a new space dedicated to children and those young at heart with several areas to learn and play. This Artwork will be featured in the Discovery Overlook, which has tremendously scenic views of the Missouri River. The river’s flowing waters will carry through different design elements such as waves in the pavement and knee wall.

    The space itself is the high-point of the Children’s Garden, and is approx. 35’x 20’ in dimension. The main pathway ascends up from the Gathering Plaza and enters the main space of the overlook.