Monarch Contemporary Art Center and Sculpture Park is an admission by donation, outdoor art gallery located along the Chehalis Western Trail near Tenino, in Olympia, Washington. Opened in 1998 by sculptor Myrna Orsini as "a gift to the community," the 80-acre (32 ha) park features sculpture gardens as well as indoor art galleries. In 1992, after visiting art symposia in Europe, founder Myrna Orsini and her business partner Doris Coonrod purchased land for the park.
In 1998, the park opened with a rock-carving symposium, which was attended by 13 artists who came from nine countries, including Lithuania, Austria, Cuba, Italy, and Canada; each artist donated a piece to the park's collection. By 2009, Monarch had established a permanent collection of 28 works, many of which were donated by their creators, and also featured 87 other works on consignment. The park exhibits the work of artists from around the World. Local contributors include Valentine Welman, Justin Hahn, and Tom Yody, and owner Myrna Orsini herself; international artists such as Urs Twellmann and Doug Neil have also displayed their work at the park.
The park hosts workshops and classes promoting art creation. It also hosts open houses called "Art in the Park," which are biennial exhibitions where local artists display and sell their work; these events feature live music, dancing, and art. There are several distinct areas within the park, including a fantasy garden, a butterfly garden, a maze, and an interactive sound-sculpture area, set in the partially forested countryside. The park also has studio space and provides boarding for several artists-in-residence, and has hosted visiting artists like Pat Warner.