CAÑADA DEL ORO RIVER PARK ART

Perhaps the most scenic and beautiful of the Tucson Loop sections, Canada Del Oro Trail also enjoys some spectacular art and sculptures. The historic Steampump Ranch of Oro Valley offers two great works of art. Use our Google Maps to discover these works of art. We recommend parking anywhere in The Oro Valley Market Place where there are a lot of great places to eat, drink and shop.

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Children Reading – Tucson Loop Art – 57

  • Artist: All Classics Ltd
  • Installed: 2017
  • Loop Art Overview: The bronze sculpture features a boy and girl reading on a log that’s emblazoned with the words “hope” and “love.” The butterflies pay tribute to Christina-Taylor Green’s love of butterflies.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Quail Mural & Tiles – Tucson Loop Art – 58

  • Artists: Barbara McKee, City High School students, Laurel Inman, Ama’s Mosaic
  • Installed: 2017
  • Loop Art Overview: Students painted two quail flying over a mountain landscape. A large steel butterfly perched on top is from Christina-Taylor Green’s last drawing.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Mountain Lion – Tucson Loop Art – 59

  • Artist: Bill Moomey
  • Installed: 2008
  • Loop Art Overview: A bronze mountain lion sits atop a rock-like platform with ceramic tile mural.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Wildlife Inspiration Station – Tucson Loop Art – 60

  • Artist: Girl Scout Troop 2164
  • Installed: 2014
  • Loop Art Overview: To create greater awareness and appreciation of wildlife issues, this Troop designed, built, and installed this monument, featuring inspirational quotes, metal animal silhouettes, rebar frame, river rock fill, and a registry where visitors can leave messages about wildlife.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Family Ride – Tucson Loop Art – 61

  • Artist: Angela Mia De La Vega
  • Installed: 2006
  • Loop Art Overview: Early pioneer children make their slow journey across plains and through fields. In a world of fast travel and too many conveniences, Family Ride expresses a gentle slowing of pace and a patient acceptance and understanding of the beauty of waiting.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Spirit of Oro Valley – Tucson Loop Art – 62

  • Artist: Matthew Moutafis
  • Installed: 2004
  • Loop Art Overview: Steam Pump Ranch was an important way station for those traveling on horseback from the Florence|Eloy|Casa Grande roadway area into the Tucson Basin. This piece is meant to carry on Oro Valley’s goal of offering hospitality to all.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

Moonflower – Tucson Loop Art – 63

  • Artist: Caryl Clement
  • Installed: 2008
  • Loop Art Overview: Originally a cattle ranch, the site for this piece features metal leaves, stems and flowers designed in a ‘tooled’ leather fashion harkening back to the ranching days. Each of the five sculptures depicts various growth stages of the datura plant from early flower buds to fruiting structures.

Please note that each Tucson Loop work of art has a number that corresponds to our free downloadable PDF.

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