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Art Bench Trail

Art Bench Trail

The best seats outside the house.

Discover where community, art and the great outdoors come together. The Art Bench Trail consists of ten benches in ten communities created by local artists and youth in partnership with the St. Croix Valley Foundation and the National Park Service. Each bench is a unique work of art that is a beautiful, functional and visible reminder of our creative spirit. So take a seat on a masterpiece, and enjoy the view.


By establishing the Art Bench Trail, the Phipps Center for the Arts intends to build relationships in the community, foster a sense of civic responsibility, increase interest in and appreciation for the St. Croix River, and encourage each individual’s creative spirit.


For a map and images of the Art Benches, see the Art Bench Trail website:

Art Bench Trail.

Books and Benches 1440 x 450

Books and Benches - Every June

Gather at the art benches, listen to stories, participate in art & nature activities with National Park Service Rangers and take home free gently used and new books!

Look for further details next Spring.