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About The Land

What is the LWNN?

The Land With No Name Sanctuary 501c3 is a registered non-profit dedicated to the arts. It is located on the traditional lands of the Tohono O'odham people in what is now Tucson, Arizona. What started as a home for sculptures with nowhere else to go has transformed into a living, breathing sanctuary for art and artists alike. In it's current multifunctional, multimedia state the Land holds workshops, artists in residence, sculpture tours, retreats, and more!

the Land With No Name Sanctuary is an experience

The LWNN Sanctuary is, at its core, a place to be and to do. We have done our best to pull this website together in an effort to translate what we love about the Land, but nothing beats being there! We encourage you to contact us with any questions or curiosities, and to plan your visit to this special piece of desert.

Our Journey So Far:

Journey Timeline



Ted and Kate buy 5 acres of land each, and begin shifting their studio practice to this rural space



Ted and Kate register the Land With No Name sanctuary as a non-profit organization. A grand opening is held to celebrate what the Land is becoming, an envisioning of the past, present and future with sculpture, poetry, music, and videos

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Our Mission

The Land With No Name Sanctuary gathers land, art, and people together to create unbound experiences, engaging those who make and those who appreciate.

Mission Statement

Who We Are

We are a small but mighty organization that values authentic, curious, and consistent contribution. Each member of our Board of Directors embodies these values in their own unique way.  

Press Coverage

AZ Public Media: Arizona Illustrated Episode 217, Jan 15, 2016

KOLD News 13 News Arizona Public Programing Jul. 12, 2017

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Tohono Chul Gallery

Main Gallery Exhibition, ELEMENTS: FIRE

Wednesday Art Talk: Nov 9, 2022

press coverage

Contributors & Leading Lights

We are so lucky to have the support of a vast network of people who guide us through mentorship, volunteer and educational work, and inspirational support.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Anna Brody for supporting the vision of the Land, being a participating artist, and being instrumental in the development of the web site. Her energy and work ethic are incredible, and super enjoyable.


Anna, happy out on the sculpture trail at the LWNN Sanctuary. Photo by Kate Long Hodges

Contact Us Today

Kate Long Hodges

(520) 975 - 1965

Ted Wade Springer

(520) 405 - 9602

Subscribe to our Newsletter

We send out just a handful of newsletters seasonally (usually about 2-4 emails per year) to inform our community about upcoming events, workshops, volunteer days, and artist residencies. If you would like to receive these newsletters, please subscribe below:

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