It's no secret that Jerry and Jackie Miles share much of the credit for Fountain Hills' extensive Public Art Collection. Over the past 20 years, their generosity is responsible for a good portion of the collection that continues to entertain visitors and locals alike, bringing recognition and accolades to Fountain Hills.
Now, Jerry's widow, Jackie, has made it possible to own a piece of their extensive private collection through a community-wide auction that will benefit the International Dark Sky Discovery Center. The Miles Collection features over 80 works of art, including paintings, prints, and sculptures by notable artists from across the West. Much of the collection is Western or Southwest themed, with some eclectic departures that are often fun and whimsical.
An element of the collection that is especially endearing for those who love Fountain Hills history is that many pieces are miniatures or inspiration for some of the current public art collection.
All pieces will be available to see in person on March 26th at the Fountain Hills Community Center from 10 am to 9 pm during the Dark Sky Festival. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the future International Dark Sky Discover Center, a project that the Miles believe will bring long-term international notoriety to Fountain Hills.