FOUNTAIN OF LIGHT
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Brian Schader has been a Fountain Hills resident since 1991 and a professional artist for over 34 years. Most widely known for his paintings of the American Southwest, Brian’s creative direction during the last 9 years has been contemporary additive sculpture.
In the past few years, Brian has installed 8 monumental public art works, including 2 smaller works within Fountain Hills. His work is exhibited exclusively through the prominent galleries listed on his website.
Brian is a member of The National Sculpture Society, and among his other civic involvement, he sits on the Board of the Fountain Hills Theater as well as the Advisory Board of The Tree in Honor Project.
He lives here with his wife Madiha, where they are raising their 3 children. More information may be obtained from his website, www.brianschader.com.
COMMEMORATIVE SPOTS AVAILABLE
Sponsored by the Fountain Hills Cultural & Civic Association as part of the "Fountain at 50" Celebration with the Town of Fountain Hills and the Public Art Committee.
Participants are encouraged to commemorate their loved ones on this unique 45-foot likeness of the World Famous Fountain, surrounded by plaques honoring those individuals and businesses who have helped to make Fountain Hills what it is today.
Commemorative spots cost anywhere from $500 to $10,000.
Order your commemoration by October 1, 2020, in order to guarantee your information will be installed with Fountain of Light at its unveiling on December 4, 2020.
Questions? Contact Carol Carroll at or Brian Schader at or www.brianschader.com.
“Fountain of Light" is the culmination of over seven years of thought. The inspiration behind this magnificent glass spire was the town’s fountain and what it means to all who live and visit our beautiful town. Few will argue the power and majesty of our grand fountain, built almost 50 years ago.
Many factors needed to be addressed that are not necessarily considered in the execution of smaller works of art. Important issues of mass desirability, public safety, longevity, logistics, maintenance, and potential vandalism.
I settled on the current design partly due to the mass appeal, but more importantly, due to the inspirational nature of light and its effect on all of us. My vision for this elegant spire is to sit proudly on the Avenue of the Fountains, greeting visitors and residents alike, as they approach one of the most frequented boulevards in our town.
Furthermore, an art piece of this caliber would create an appropriate bookend to the City Hall end of the Avenue, benefiting its many merchants. When dramatically lit by sunlight during the day or indirect lighting at night, this spire will draw attention to the Avenue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The seating area at its base was designed to create a relaxing spot to take in all the beauty our town is famous for. Integrated into the base design will be bronze plaques to provide a bit of history of our town, our past mayors and recognition for those patrons who made the installation possible.