• Minnesota's Premier Outdoor Sculpture Gallery

    Bemidji Sculpture Walk

  • Welcome to the BSW

    "Art tells a story, it gives and receives meaning."

    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.

    New Work Every Year

    We are pleased to have new sculptures displayed each year. In 2020, 16 new sculptures will be on display, 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. Contact us for information.

    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.

    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 and art 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.

  • Live Map to Outdoor Art in Bemidji

    View, Navigate, Save, and Print our live Google Map here

  • 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.


    Click below to download a PDF of the Walking Guide:



  • Sculpture Walk News

    Get the latest updates on Bemidji sculpture programs and events

    For its twenty-first consecutive year, the Bemidji Sculpture Walk has premiered new artwork downtown. Sixteen sculptures by artists from across the country were installed by the BSW Committee in late-May.   This year’s sculptures include artworks of wood, steel, brass, aluminum, rocks, and...
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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

    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



    Lisa Boulay

    Dave Close

    Mike Hanley

    Russell Lund

    Cal RIce

    Molly Wiste



    Stacey Lundberg

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