SAINT AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION TOUCH SCULPTURE GARDEN The seed for the TOUCH Saint Augustine Sculpture Garden at the Saint Augustine Art Association was planted over 15 years ago when the first Tactile Art Show was installed in the gallery. The exterior renovation was undertaken in 2015 as a legacy project for Saint Augustine’s 450th Anniversary. Two public sculptures that honor the past and embrace the future were commissioned for the project. The first stop on the citywide TOUCH Saint Augustine Braille Trail, the outdoor gathering space engages the senses and inspires all to explore the town’s rich artistic heritage. Visit the Saint Augustine Art Association at 22 Marine Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084. Admission is free. Take a closer look! Spaces in the Sculpture Garden represent the phases of the creative process: Inspiration, Exploration, Realization. The Inspiration Gathering Garden offers curved benches to rest, reflect and interact. The Exploration Plaza architecturally connects the interior and exterior spaces. Sphere-shaped planters, modeled after the “Old Spanish Trail” marker, represent the four corners of the globe. The gallery wings embrace visitors as they approach the entry, and the arched windows frame the historic Art y Facts of Drake’s Raid archaeology exhibit within. The two large sculptures perched above Rain Gardens in the public landscape represent the Realization of an idea. The contrasting works symbolize the past and future. Interpretive TOUCH Braille markers for each sculpture provide descriptions for the blind. Doorways to Creativity ADA pathways and stairs along Marine Street lead to the Loggia Galleria, a covered breezeway and intimate space for temporary exhibitions. The Old Town Landing on Charlotte Street attracts pedestrians from Aviles Street and the popular monthly Art Walks. Sculptures in the Garden “Heavenly Bodies” Flagler College Professor Emeritus, Enzo Torcoletti’s “Heavenly Bodies” is an abstract figurative stone sculpture that is a metaphor for the creative process and a symbol of the first contact between the Old and New Worlds. It is a bold statement that challenges the viewer to contemplate how ideas are formed and new worlds are born. “Signal From Shore” Acclaimed sculptor, Richard Weaver’s vision of a young Native American child eagerly signaling a boat to shore comes to life in his figurative bronze sculpture. “Signal From Shore” is a poignant tribute to the native people whose labors and sacrifice helped shape a new civilization. These public works of art transform the landscape and serve as beacons, guiding all to the Saint Augustine Art Association, the town’s cultural epicenter. From here, visitors may begin their exploration of St. Augustine’s rich artistic heritage and the citywide Braille Trail.