CONTACT: Kristina Owens
PHONE: 760-839-4519

Join us for a special day as we celebrate Niki de Saint Phalle’s birthday and the 12th “birthday” of Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, on October 10, 2015, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public, with Queen Califia docents on site to answer questions. Free Mardi Gras beads will be given to the first 50 visitors. 

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Inspired by California's mythic, historic, and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular "snake wall" and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. Complete restoration of the exhibit is underway and will continue for the next several months.

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