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Benches by the Bay

You are invited to participate creatively in a unique collaboration of art and community created to beautify the streets of Sturgeon Bay! In May 2017, Benches by the Bay street art project hosted by the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center will go on display for its sophomore year.

The style for benches in 2017 will be similar to the bench below. If you're interested in decorating a bench for 2017, you can find complete information here. We can't wait to see what our community's talented artists will come up with!

 

 

Thank you to all of the incredible artists and the fabulous bidders at the 2016 "Benches by the Bay" Street Art Auction held Saturday, September, 17, 2016. Proceeds from the auction are split between the artist and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Public Art project. Below are the benches with their auction results:

Bench painted with a wolf face coming through a maple leaf in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

AddVenture

Artist: Heather  Schnick-Wilcox
Sponsor: Friends of the SBVC
$900

Brown bench decorated with autumn leaves in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Autumn Bay

Artist: Mary Kowalski
Sponsor: Friends of the SBVC
$1,200

Bench with block sides and the bench seat made from branches in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Cemented in Nature

Artist: Rob Soukup
Sponsor: Friends of the SBVC
$4,200

Paint splatter bench in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

DoCo Glow

Artist: Alexander Van Horn
Sponsor: DC Eye Associates
$500

Blue bench with an anchor painted on it in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Forever Anchored

Artist: Spencer Young
Sponsor: Bank of Luxemburg
$1,100

Bench painted with black, gray and white art in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Graph Liquid

Artist: Mike Tomaszewski
Sponsor: Friends of the SBVC
$350

Bench decorated with photos of local historical areas in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Hometown Treasures

Artist: Cassandra Raymond
Sponsor: On Deck Clothing Co.
$1,000

Bench with horses carved into the back in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Horses

Artist: Jon Olson
Sponsor: Friends of the SBVC
$750 

Bench fabricated from oven components in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Hot Seat

Artist: Henry Hold
Sponsor: Cornucopia Kitchen Shop
$1,200

Colorfully painted bench in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Illusions

Artist: Stephanie Holzenecht
Sponsor: Friends of the SBVC
$700 

Glass bench with the Steel Bridge etched into the back in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Light by the Bay

Artist: Tracy Robinson / David Gohr
Sponsor: Friends of the SBVC
$1,400

Bridge painted with a lighthouse scene in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Light of the Bay

Artist: Rebecca Struck
Sponsor: Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort
$5,300

Rainbow colored Make A Wish bench in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Make A Wish

Artist: Brenda Keys
Sponsor: Friends of the SBVC
$1,700

Bench decorated with bridge painting in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Michigan St. Bridge

Artist: Ken Klopack
Sponsor: Stone Harbor Resort
$2,000

Beautiful wooden bench in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Mulberry Bench

Artist: Mark Nielson
Sponsor: T. Simon Jewelers
$1,500

Untitled

Artist: Dylan Lauger
Sponsor: Friends of the SBVC
$1,400

Bench constructed of wood and rocks in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Rock the Bench

Artist: Brenda Paschke / Sue Neuman
Sponsor: Alley Katz Boutique
$2,100

Bench decorated with a painting of a crow in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Something to Crow About

Artist: Nicci Martin
Sponsor: K. Avenson Photography
$800

Bench displaying a painting of Sturgeon Bay in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Sturgeon Bay's Magical Hour

Artist: Gerald Richter
Sponsor: Bay Shore Inn
$800

Bridge painted with anchors and flags in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Sturgeon Bay is my Happy Place

Artist: Suzi Derenne
Sponsor: Northern Territory
$1,000

Bench painted with butterflies, flowers, and beach scenery in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

The Inspiration Bench

Artist: Donna Kalies-Haese
Sponsor: Ministry Door County Medical Center
$400

Bench displaying a painting of a ship crossing the open bridge, with underwater life below, in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Under the Bay

Artist: Deidre Kiehnau
Sponsor: Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament
$3,000

Bench painted with water lilies in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Waterlilies by the Bay

Artist: Nicole Herbst
Sponsor: 5th & Jefferson Coffeehouse
$600

Brown bench with engraved wildflowers in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Wildflowers

Artist: Jeffrey Olson
Sponsor: Monticello
$1,500

Bench constructed of metal seats and wheels in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Work Bench

Artist: Cory Holt
Sponsor: Spin
$3,500

Wooden bench with a painted treasure map of Sturgeon bay in Door County.

X Marks the Spot

Artist: Aaron Holland
Sponsor: Door County Candy
$1,300