Benches by the Bay

A fresh infusion of art has hit the streets! Twenty-five weather resistant benches were created by Door County artists and those that love Sturgeon Bay, Door County, resulting in functional art that visitors can enjoy all summer.

Check out the map of all the bench locations and grab a pic or two or all 25! #SturgeonBay  #SturgSelfie 

Explore all of the amazing art, and note your favorite so you can bid when the benches are auctioned off at Harvest Fest in September.

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


Art Studio

Artist: Henry Holt
Sponsor: Artists Guild
Bench Location: Artists Guild - 215 N. 3rd Ave.


bench made from reclaimed materials

Blue Collar Pride

Artist: Joe Baron
Sponsor: The Corner Cafe
Bench Location: The Corner Café - 113 N. 3rd Ave.


Bench depicting sunrise

Breaking Through

Artist: Joshua Jakubowski
Sponsor: Cornucopia Kitchen Shop
Bench Location: Cornucopia Kitchen Shop - 139 N. 3rd Ave.


Bench decorated with solar system, stars, planets.

Cosmic Couch

Artist: Ken Klopack
Sponsor: Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort
Bench Location: T. Simon Jewelers - 69 S. Madison Ave.


Bench decorated with barn quilt, barn boards and hinges.

Country Barns

Artist: Mary Kowalski & Dean Paschke
Sponsor: Cutting Boards and More
Bench Location: Cutting Boards and More - 611 Jefferson St.


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

Defender(s) of Lambeau (ft. Mike Daniels)

Artist: Spencer Young
Sponsor: Associated Bank
Bench Location: Associated Bank - 57 N. 3rd Ave.


Bench decorated with stamps depicting Sturgeon Bay.

Destination: Sturgeon Bay

Artist: Dave Hackett
Sponsor: Holiday Music Motel
Bench Location: Holiday Music Motel - 30 N. 1st Ave.


Falling Water

Artist: Robert Soukup
Sponsor: Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament
Bench Location: Bliss - 724 Jefferson St.


Bench for photo op with fish.

Fish You Were Here!

Artist: Joseph Taylor
Sponsor: Door County Candy
Bench Location: Door County Candy - 12 N. 3rd Ave.



Artist: Cory Holt
Sponsor: Door County Advocate
Bench Location: Door County Advocate- 235 N. 3rd Ave.


Bench with twilight lighthouse scene.

Into the Mystic

Artist: Kristy Parma
Sponsor: Monticello on Jefferson
Bench Location: Monticello on Jefferson - 715 Jefferson St.


Stylized wood bench

Justerbar Anker Benk

Artist: George Sincock
Sponsor: Kick Coffee
Bench Location: Kick Coffee - 148 N. 3rd Ave.


Bench decorated with owl.

Night Flight

Artist: Jeffrey Olson
Sponsor: Quantum PC Services
Bench Location: Quantum PC Services - 619 N. 8th Ave.


Bench with the paddles and kayaking scene.

Paddle Power

Artist: Jerry Richter
Sponsor: On Deck Clothing Company
Bench Location: On Deck Clothing Company, - 265 N. 3rd Ave.


Bench with sunset scene painted in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Quiet Sunset

Artist: Shari Brzinski
Sponsor: Culver’s of Sturgeon Bay
Bench Location: Culver’s of Sturgeon Bay - 5581 Gordon Rd.


Bench with painted wave pattern in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Rainbow Waves on Grain

Artist: Boys and Girls Club of Door County
Sponsor: Door County Medical Center
Bench Location: Door County Medical Center- 323 S. 18th Ave.


Bench with scene of house with wraparound porch and sunset in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Rest, Traveler

Artist: Rebekah Helsius
Sponsor: Bay Shore Inn
Bench Location: Bay Shore Inn - 4205 Bay Shore Dr.


Bench with wood and metal accents representing elements of Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Seated, But Never at Rest

Artist: Jamison Glisczinski
Sponsor: DeJardin Cleaners
Bench Location: DeJardin Cleaners - 24 N. Madison Ave.


Bench displaying painting poppies in a garden in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Springtime Poppies

Artist: Paula Wendland
Sponsor: Sturgeon Bay Health Services
Bench Location: Sturgeon Bay Health Services - 200 N. 7th Ave.


Bench painted with beach scene in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.


Artist: Renate Gregory
Sponsor: Nicolet National Bank
Bench Location: Nicolet National Bank - 217 N. 4th Ave.


Tower of Memories

Artist: Rebecca Struck
Sponsor: Cellcom
Bench Location: Cellcom - 7 E. Maple St.


Bench painted town names in Door County.

Towns of Door

Artist: Sandy Patterson
Sponsor: Shirts N Bay & More
Bench Location: Shirts N Bay & More- 160 N. 3rd Ave.


Interactive tubulum PVC pipe bench in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Tubulum Bench

Artist: Patricia Webster
Sponsor: Dancing Bear
Bench Location: Dancing Bear - 13 N. 3rd Ave.

Bench painted with irises in garden in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Van Gogh Irises Paradise

Artist: Nicole Herbst
Sponsor: Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center
Bench Location: Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center- 107 N. 1st Ave.


Bench with tugs and boats at working waterfront in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

The Working Class

Artist: Brian Pier
Sponsor: ERA Starr Realty
Bench Location: ERA Starr Realty- 14 S. 3rd Ave.