Free Event

Tour of Compassion Obelisk Art 450

October 2, 2015 – January 31, 2016

This public art exhibition displays artist-created obelisks created for the Obelisk Art 450 project at various locations throughout historic St. Augustine.

At various locations throughout St. Augustine
(904) 501-3561
  • Please Note: This event is from 2015.

    The Obelisk Art 450 project was intiated by Compassionate St. Augustine as part of the celebration of the 450th anniversary of the nation's oldest city in 2015. The obelisks are replicas of the 30-foot Monumento de la Constitución and will be on display at various locations in St. Augustine's historic district from October 2, 2015, to January 31, 2016.

    Twenty-five obelisks were created by local professional aritsts. Each obelisk represents the values found on the constitution monument in St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitución: democracy, human rights, freedom, and compassion. They stand eight and a half feet tall, and are done in a wide range of styles.

    In addition to Compassionate St. Augustine, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, and the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, local sponsors include Fraser Family Heritage and Oldest Wooden School House, Glenmoor Resort Retirement Community, Mrs. Claudia Gordon, Herbie Wiles Insurance, Allen and Delores Lastinger, Leonard’s, Ray and Linda Matuza, Old Town Trolley Tours, Petros Estate and Retirement Planning, Ring Power Corporation, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Red Train Tours, St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park, St. Francis Inn and the Compassionate St. Augustine advisory board.

    Additionally, 28 four-feet-tall obelisks were created by elementary school children in St. Johns County as part of the project. These make up the Compassion Through the Eyes of Children, which will be exhibited publicly at a location and dates to be determined.

    Admission: Free. The Tour of Compassion is a public art exhibit.

    When? October 2, 2015, through January 31, 2016.

    Where? At various locations throughout St. Augustine's historic district.

    Cover photo courtesy of Jackie Hird.

  • Schedule of Events



    Lucy Clark

    Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

    Warren Clark

    Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

    Liz Gibson

    St. Augustine Visitor Information Center: Compassion

    Jim Benedict

    St. Augustine Visitor Information Center: Freedom

    Don Trousdell

    St. Augustine Visitor Information Center: Democracy

    Jan Tomlinson Master

    St. Augustine Visitor Information Center: Human Rights

    Hiromi Moneyhun

    Oldest Wooden School House

    Heather Blanton and Xavier "Javi" Brunet

    Milltop Tavern Courtyard Castillo de San Marcos

    Dustin Harewood

    St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine the Courtyard

    Pablo Hugo Rozada Vena

    Menorcan Pocket Park

    Donald Martin

    Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront Monson Motor Lodge

    Kevin Curry

    The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

    Jeff Whipply

    The Government House

    Joe Segal

    Crisp-Ellert Art Museum of Flagler College

    Cecilia Lueza

    Lightner Museum City Hall

    Yarn Bomb Jax

    Lewis Auditorium of Flagler College

    Sydney McKenna

    South Bridge of Lions Avenida Menendez

    Roxanne Horvath and Peter Rumpel

    South Bayfront Avenida Menendez

    Julia Morrisroe

    Aviles Street at King Street

    Wendy Mandel McDaniel

    Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse

    Sylvi Herrick

    Villa Flora Brown Hall Renewal Center

    John "Jahni" Moore

    Dow Museum of Historic Houses

    Leslie Robison

    St. Francis Park

    Debi James

    Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center at Excelsior School

    Thomas Farrell

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida West St. Augustine

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