Call To Artists-2021
The Bemidji Sculpture Walk committee will select new submissions, based on their conceptual strength, originality, and workmanship. These will be presented for one year in locations throughout downtown Bemidji. Selected artists will receive a $500 dollar honorarium. Artists may submit up to two separate works. Each work must be submitted individually. There is no cost for submissions. Deadline: Feb. 2, 2021.
You have two options for submitting your application.
1). PREFERRED METHOD: Through this Google form. If you already have a Google account or are willing to create a free Gmail account, please submit online here. Simply continue to step 3 below.
2). ALTERNATE METHOD: By direct email. If you do not have a Gmail account, please download the PDF Submission Form found on our website, then email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow this link to our online form. Fill it out, upload your image(s), and submit instantly. If you do not have a Gmail address, you can create one easily for free here. Deadline: Feb. 2, 2021.
Apply for the May 2021 Show Today!
If you do not have a Gmail address and do not wish to create one at this time please follow this link to download the Application form. Fill it out and submit it by email with image attachments.
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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 growth of the BSW, please contact us today.
New Work Every Year
Along with Encore or Returning pieces that spend 2-3 years on the Walk. Pieces in the Permanent Collection, murals around town, and special works like the Shaynowishkung (Chief Bemidji) statue in Library Park and the Veterans Memorial in the Greenwood Cemetary can also be found on our Art Map. Most New and Encore work are available for private sale.
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In Our Third Decade
The Bemidji Sculpture Walk has promoted public art in Bemidji since 1999. Your interest and participation helps us create meaningful experiences in our downtown for residents and visitors alike. Thank you for visiting the walk and sharing your personal experiences with the public art community. We are pleased to have new sculptures displayed each year,
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2020 Walking Guide
There are 37 sculptures in the download Bemidji area. Please download this digital Walking Guide to learn about the new and existing sculptures, their locations, artists and values.
Most sculptures are available for purchase.
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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.