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Benches by the Bay

25 amazing benches were auctioned off on Saturday, September 16. These weather resistant benches were created by Door County artists and those that love Sturgeon Bay, Door County!

Enjoy the gallery of amazing art and maybe become inspired to submit a design for the juried show in 2018.

Artist packets are now available for the 2018 selection. Please email savanna@sturgeonbay.net with any questions.

Proceeds from our annual auction benefit the artists and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center's Public Art programs. Because of you and the generosity of our title sponsor and member partner sponsors, Sturgeon Bay's Public Art programming continues to grow and thrive!

 

Thank you to our title sponsor and their support of
Sturgeon Bay's Public Art

 

Bench painted with patriotic theme, including the word America and red white & blue stars, in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

America - SOLD $900

Artist: Mary Kowalski
Sponsor: Alley Katz Boutique
Bench Location: Alley Katz - 31 S. Madison Avenue

 

Bench painted blue with white bubbles, in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Bubbly Blues - SOLD $1,600

Artist: Bridget Bruneau
Sponsor: Door County Advocate
Bench Location: DC Advocate - 235 N. Third Avenue

 

Bench decorated with a ship theme, including oars, in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Captain Seat Worthy - SOLD $1,400

Artist: Phil Uttech
Sponsor: Door County Candy
Bench Location: Door County Candy - 12 N. Third Avenue

 

Patriotic red white & blue bench in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Classic Bench Yacht - SOLD $2,500

Artist: Gary Richter
Sponsor: Nicolet Bank
Bench Location: Nicolet Bank Main Entrance - 217 N. Fourth Avenue

 

Bench painted with a sunset view and a glass seat with sand and beach items inset, in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Door County Parts & Arts - SOLD $1,100

Artist: Cassandra Raymond & Jesse Lehmkuhl
Sponsor: Door County Eye Associates & Sherry's Hallmark Shop
Bench Location: Between DCEA/Sherry's - 165 N. Third Avenue

 

Bench painted with musical scenes, including musicians & instruments, in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Door Music - SOLD $1,000

Artist: Ken Klopack
Sponsor: Friends of Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center
Bench Location: 5th & Jefferson Coffee Shop - 232 N. Fifth Avenue

 

French Curve - SOLD $3,400

Artist: Henry Holt
Sponsor: KerberRose CPAs
Bench Location: Inn at Cedar Crossing, 112 N. Third Avenue

 

Bench painted blue in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Graffiti on Third - SOLD $500

Artist: You!
Sponsor: Your donations support public art projects! Stop inside the visitor center for a paint pen.
Bench Location: Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center - 36 S. Third Avenue 

 

Bench painted with ships in the dock in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Home of the Purves - SOLD $2,700

Artist: Brian Pier
Sponsor: Stone Harbor Resort
Bench Location: Stone Harbor Resort - 107 N. First Avenue

 

Bench painted white with purple flowers in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Inspire Peace - SOLD $600

Artist: Deb Stroh-Larson
Sponsor: Pack and Ship PLUS
Bench Location: Pack and Ship PLUS - 623 N. Eighth Avenue

 

Lavender bench with flowers on the front and white tiles on the back in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Lavender Dreams - SOLD $600

Artist: Dawn Abraham
Sponsor: Door County Medical Center
Bench Location: Door County Medical Center, clinic entrance - 323 S. 18th Avenue

 

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

Light of the Lake - SOLD $1,300

Artist: Rebecca Struck
Sponsor: Bay Shore Inn
Bench Location: Bay Shore Inn - 4205 Bay Shore Drive

 

Bench painted with Monet's Japanese Footbridge in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Monet's Japanese Footbridge - SOLD $800

Artist: Nicole Herbst
Sponsor: Monticello on Jefferson
Bench Location: Monticello on Jefferson - 715 Jefferson Street

 

Bench with the back and arms made out of oars, in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Oar Knot - SOLD $800

Artist: Stacy Marth, Mollie O'Keefe, Grant & Tracey Willems
Sponsor: Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort
Bench Location: Younkers, Third Avenue - 58 N. Third Avenue

 

Bench designed to look like a grand piano, in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Piano Bench - SOLD $4,500

Artist: Cory Holt
Sponsor: Associated Bank
Bench Location: Associated Bank - 57 N. Third Avenue

 

Bench with a metal fish back in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Scaturo's By the Bay - SOLD $1,400

Artist: Tom Hauterbrook
Sponsor: Scaturo's Baking Co. & Cafe'
Bench Location: Scaturo's - 19 Green Bay Road

 

Brown bench with golden electricity strands in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Serenity - SOLD $1,300

Artist: John McCaulley
Sponsor: Artists Guild
Bench Location: Artists Guild - 215 N. Third Avenue

 

Siediti su di me (Sit on Me) - SOLD $900

Artist: Thomas Weyker
Sponsor: Cornucopia Kitchen Shop
Bench Location: Cornucopia - 139 N. Third Avenue

 

Bench displaying a painting of sail boats on the water in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Spinnakers on the Bay - SOLD $1,100

Artist: Jerry Richter
Sponsor: On Deck Clothing Co.
Bench Location: On Deck Clothing Co. - 265 N. Third Avenue

 

Bench constructed with parts of an old Ford in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Tailgate - SOLD $1,700

Artist: Dan Lau
Sponsor: Friends of Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center
Bench Location: Clippers Mate - 7 S. Madison Avenue

 

Concrete Bench - SOLD $9,000

Artist: Rob Soukup
Sponsor: Bliss
Bench Location: Bliss - 724 Jefferson Street

 

Bench Bridge painted with vines & flowers in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Vines in the Garden - SOLD $1,700

Artist: Paula Wendland
Sponsor: Cellcom & Glas
Bench Location: Cellcom/Glas - 67 E. Maple Street

 

Bench painted with a tug boat in front of the bridge in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

We Love Our Tugs - SOLD $2,700

Artist: Dave Hackett
Sponsor: Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament
Bench Location: Clock Tower, Third Avenue side - 222 N. Third Avenue

 

Bench painted with deer in trees, with antlers on the sides, in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Wild & Free - SOLD $1,000

Artist: Alexis Arnold
Sponsor: Jim Olson Ford Lincoln
Bench Location: Jim Olson Motors - 440 S. Duluth Avenue

 

Bench with flowers engraved in the back of the seat, in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Wild Flowers - SOLD $1,000

Artist: Jeff Olson
Sponsor: Bank of Luxemburg
Bench Location: Bank of Luxemburg - 519 S. Lansing Avenue