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 donations allow us to bring high quality work to the Walk and reward artists with honorariums and prizes. For more information on how you can help support the BSW, contact us at: email@example.com
New Sculptures Every Year
Along with Encore or Returning pieces that spend 2-3 years displayed on the Walk, most pieces in the Permanent Collection, murals around town, and special works like the Shaynowishkung (Chief Bemidji) statue in Library Park and Veterans Memorial in the Greenwood Cemetery may also be found on our Art Map. Most sculptures are available to purchase! Extended purchase agreements are available.
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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.
View, Navigate, Save, and Print our live Google Map here. Each sculpture also has a QR code label. For more detailed information on the sculpture, the artist and purchase information, use your smartphone to take a picture of the QR code.
Expand the Google Map Below to See Additional Details on Our Sculptures.
2021 Tour Map
There are 37 sculptures in the download Bemidji area. Please download this digital Self-Guided Tour Map to learn about the new and existing sculptures, their locations, artists and values. Sculptures have QR codes attached that provide info about the artists. Most sculptures are available for purchase.
Click below to download a PDF of the Self-Guided Tour Map:
Showcasing art in downtown Bemidji since 1999
An 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.