• Art in Public Places announces sculptures chosen for two new Bend roundabouts

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    Two Bend roundabouts will have new art soon! Learn more here.

    BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Art in Public Places said Wednesday it has awarded two public art commissions for the sculpture designs that were recently on view for the Empire Avenue /Butler Market Road/27th Street roundabout and the Powers Road/Brookswood Boulevard roundabout.    

    Michael Stutz will create his proposed sculpture Golden Squirrel’s Wondrous World for the Empire Avenue/Butler Market Road/27th Street roundabout.

    The woven steel wheel connects the timber mills from Bend’s past, the rolling wheels of cars, and a hamster wheel — humorously representing the routine of daily life. Inside the wheel are silicon bronze strips in blue and green hues where the sunlight will sparkle through the openings.…

  • Seven proposed sculptures for two Bend roundabouts going on display for a week

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    New roundabout art is being proposed for two Bend intersections. Find out more here.

    BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Design renderings of seven proposed sculptures for the Powers Road & Brookswood Boulevard roundabout in SW Bend and Empire Avenue/Butler Market Road/27th Street roundabout in NE Bend will be on view from July 25-August 9, Art in Public Places said Thursday.

    Each sculpture design will be on display for one week at both the downtown Bend Deschutes Public Library and at the Larkspur Community Center.

    Powers & Brookswood Roundabout                                                       Empire/Butler Market/27th Roundabout

    Downtown Library, July 25 to August 1                                                    Larkspur Center, July 25- August 1

    Larkspur Center, August 2-9                                                                        Downtown Library, August 2-9

    Community members of all ages are invited…

  • Bend Foundation to fund new public art in four Bend roundabouts

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    Four Bend roundabouts will get new art! Learn more here.

    BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Bend Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by Brooks-Scanlon, Inc. and shareholders of Brooks-Scanlon and Brooks Resources, is donating funds to support new public art in four Bend roundabouts. The Bend Foundation and the City of Bend are collaborating with a local nonprofit organization, Art in Public Places, to place large-scale sculptures in the roundabouts over the next two years.

    Kirk Schueler, a trustee of Bend Foundation, said, “Our city’s vibrant collection of public art is one of the aspects that makes Bend such a unique and wonderful place to live and visit. We are proud to continue to help make art more…