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Welcome to the BSW
"Art tells a Story, It Gives and Receives Meaning"
Bemidji Sculpture Walk has promoted public art in Bemidji since 1999. Your interest and participation help us create meaningful experiences in our downtown, for residents and visitors alike. Thank you visiting the walk and sharing your experiences with the community.
New Work Every Year
We are pleased to have new works displayed each year as part of our Annual Sculpture Walk Program.
Returning, or Encore pieces spend 2-3 years on the Walk. Pieces in the permanent collection, murals around town, and special works like the new Shaynowishkung (Chief Bemidji) statue in Library Park, and the Veterans Memorial, can also be found on our map.
Most New and Encore work is available for private sale. Contact us for more info about buying the art you see on the Walk. Thank you.
Love for Public Art
Our talented artists live by their work, and most of the art you see every year is available for private sale. Your visits to the walk, your support of our Business Sponsors, and your Personal Memberships allow us to bring high quality work to the Walk and reward Artists with Honorariums and Prizes.
To get more information on how you can help contribute to the stability and growthof the BSW Contact us today.
Support the Walk
Help maintain and build Bemidji's Public Art program. Please join us in our mission to enhance the Bemidji downtown area, promote Bemidji as a regional cultural center, and build a greater sense of community through the display and discussion of the arts.
Consider becoming a member who supports art and culture in Bemidji. Join us today
Art on the streets of Bemidji since 1999
A non-profit annual outdoor sculpture gallery in the heart of Bemidji, Minnesota
The Bemidji Sculpture Walk premiered in the spring of 1999. It was developed by a team of volunteers working with the Bemidji Community Arts Center (BCAC), now the Watermark Art Center. The original theme of the Sculpture Walk was "Minnesota: its people, its diverse culture, its legends, and its natural beauty". Project developers intended for all sculptures to be installed outdoors in the Bemidji downtown area - from 2nd St. South, by the old Union Station, up to 6th St. North at the Beltrami County Courthouse, and from the Chamber of Commerce building on the Lake Bemidji waterfront at 1st St. and Bemidji Avenue inward 2 blocks to Minnesota Ave. It has since expanded beyond these original boundaries, while continuing to focus on creating premiere locations downtown.
Cate Belleveau (interim)