There’s A Little Known Sculpture Garden In New Mexico… And It’s Truly Different

There are sculpture gardens, and then there is the Shidoni Foundry and Galleries. This place is unique for several reasons. Unlike most sculpture gardens, its collection changes. Since this is a massive outdoor gallery, all the sculptures here are for sale and it’s one of the few places that caters to both working artists and to members of the public. But, what truly sets Shidoni apart is the opportunity to witness a bronze pour.

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Shidoni has been open since 1971. To learn more about this unique place or the complex process of bronze casting, click here.

Tip: If you’re attending a bronze pour, wear layers. Thankfully, you won’t experience the 140 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures endured by the pourers, but it still gets hot.

The Shidoni Foundry and Galleries are located at 1508 Bishops Lodge Rd, Tesuque, NM 87574.

Have you been to a bronze pour? How about the sculpture garden? What were your impressions?