In partnership with the City of Sioux Falls the Washington Pavilion remodeled the Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden during the summer of 2016. The Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden’s footprint at the intersection of 11th Street and Main Avenue has now expanded to include the entire northeast corner of the Washington Pavilion property. The sculpture garden features several new sculptures, a water fountain, native South Dakota plants and grasses, casual seating and an area for small outdoor performances. The new sculpture garden will be open and accessible to the public throughout the year and utilized for public programs, private events such as weddings, corporate events and other celebrations.
For years, Jack Paladino and his wife Marsha Ann Hohm-Paladino, enjoyed tending to the grounds at the Washington Pavilion Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden, which they had named in honor of their parents. After Marsha’s death in 2014 from early onset Alzheimer’s, Jack wanted to honor his wife’s memory; enhancing the Garden seemed the perfect way to do it. A fountain at the center of the sculpture garden was put in place specifically with Marsha in mind. It is adorned with bronze elements inspired by a sketch Jack found in one of Marsha’s journals. She had sketched a shape resembling the graceful blend of a butterfly’s and an angel’s wings.
To schedule an event in the Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden, please contact the Events Department.