Despite where you might be traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle or car within the area of Bend, Oregon, you will undoubtedly come upon a work of art in what would normally seem like an unusual place. However, thanks to Art in Public Places, a non-profit organization in Central Oregon, wonderful works of art can been found in venues all over town.
You can find sculpture, fountains, walls, windows, paintings and various other works of art in Bend's parks, libraries, museums, and courtyards. In addition, Art in Public Places started placing sculpture in the middle of Bend's famous roundabouts in 2001. To date, fourteen roundabouts are the home to various pieces of art.
When visiting Bend, you will be taken with the various – sometimes massive – pieces of art – scattered around the community.