Lehigh Millennium Folk Arch and Art Enclave
Upper Sayre Park Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Hours: Open 24 hours
At the top of the Hill, down a gravel path and deep into the woods, there is a spot on campus that is part of Lehigh’s lore. Space is called the Outsider Art Enclave, better known as the sculpture garden. It’s a grassy clearing within the densely wooded area filled with unique sculptures — amateur pieces made with materials that are anything but conventional. Originally started in 1999 as part of an art/religion class, the works are a collaboration of the students, local artists and community.
Full of imagination, culture, and beauty in the unpolished, the Art Enclave is a rare find. As time passes the monuments are crumbling back into the earth. Although some pieces have perished, some aged remains stand provoking visitors
You are welcome to take a seat in the Throne of Regeneration. Take shade under the Concrete Tree of Sacred Debris. Stand next to the towering Olmec head. Take in all of the Lehigh Millennium Folk Arch and Art Enclave and start your adventure!
The archway at the entrance to the garden — which is formally titled “Millennium Folk Arch” features handprints of the students that contributed to its construction.