City of Auburn
Through early October
For the fifth year, artistically altered benches have been placed throughout Auburn to be enjoyed by the public. This popular community art program was initiated in 2015, and works with local community groups to paint, carve and otherwise decorate plain wooden benches transforming them into works of sit-able art. The benches are now on display throughout Auburn – in parks, along the sidewalks and in neighborhoods where people gather.
A number of community groups stepped forward to take on the challenge of modifying a bench and the results are diverse, interesting, and fun. The newest bench by Girl Scout Troop #40765 can be found in City Hall Plaza at 25 West Main Street. The program includes 13 benches created by local community organizations in cooperation with local artists.
In early October the benches will be gathered and stored for the winter, to be redistributed next summer along with new community-created benches.