Best Of Tucson®

Best Public Art

Rattlesnake Bridge (by Simon Donovan)

Like an athlete on steroids, this is one pumped-up snake--one you can walk through. Heck, the structure could qualify for its own honorary membership in the class Reptilia. The fact that you people keep voting for this big ol' harmless rattler, year in and year out, is a testament to the fact that this is a serious piece of art that has withstood the test of time. Our rival up the street, Phoenix, still struggles with public art, and so far, the art is losing. Not so in Tucson. In a city filled with all kinds of very cool public art, this is still our best.

Runners up:

2. "Windows to the Past, Gateway to the Future" (by Steve Farley), Broadway Boulevard, just east of Congress Street

3. "Sonora," by David Black, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., 594-5500,

Vote of note: "Open space"