• Northern Minnesota's Outdoor Sculpture Gallery

    Bemidji Sculpture Walk

  • BSW Call To Artists-2020

    You have two choices for submitting your application.

    All selected artists will receive a $500 dollar honorarium.

    You may submit up to 3 separate works.
    Please submit each one individually to help us stay organized.


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    Apply for the May 2020 Show Today!

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  • Sculpture Walk News

    Get the latest updates on Bemidji sculpture programs and events

    November 15, 2019
    We wanted to recognize a new board member to the Bemidji Sculpture Walk, the talented and tireless Molly Wiste (pronounced whis-tee). We are gladd to have her on board and very proud of the arts leadership she has brought to the Bemidji Middle School and beyond. Cheers, Molly! Full Pioneer...
    The Bemidji Sculpture Walk committee will select 16 new submissions, based on their conceptual strength, originality, and workmanship. Newly accepted works will be presented for 1 year in locations throughout Bemidji. Selected artists will receive a $500 dollar honorarium. Artists may submit...
    Celebrate 20 Years of Sculpture Programs in Bemidji with a Party Downtown this June We are hosting a 20th anniversary celebration Block Party on Saturday, June 22, Downtown Bemidji. The Sculpture Walk that was born 20 years ago will literally come to life later this week. As part of the event...
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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

    Art Downtown

    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.

    Our Mission

    • Enhance the Bemidji downtown area for its residents and for visitors
    • Draw more foot traffic to the downtown
    • Create a forum for the display of the work of local and regional artists
    • Assist in the promotion of Bemidji as a regional cultural center
    • Build a greater sense of community through display and discussion of the arts
    • Enhance art education in the area,at all levels

    Our Vision

    • Lead the region in the procurement and display of public art
    • Grow to become a successful and permanent non-profit organization
    • Engender a greater solidarity among local arts organizations
    • Secure a strong and lasting appreciation for all of the arts

    Board Members

    Cate Belleveau (interim)
    Al Belleveau
    Mitch Blessing
    Trisha Lund


    TJ Luma

    Stacey Lundberg

    Cal RIce

    Lisa Boulay

    Molly Wiste

    Dave Close

    Mike Hanley

    Russell Lund


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    Bemidji Sculpture Walk, PO Box 1444, Bemidji, MN, 56619
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