Friday, August 5, 2016

Auburn #Art BenchMarks - Saturday Snapshots

Last July I roamed the streets of Auburn, Washington, taking photos of Pianos on Parade. Then I posted them HERE for Saturday Snapshot. This  year, however, the big attraction was park benches. I didn't capture them all, but here are the ones I tracked down. The Green River College Carpentry Department fabricated the wooden benches and various organizations provided the designs. (Click on photos for a closer look.)

Interurban Center for the Arts with
Maple Lawn Elementary

"Your Donations Make a Difference"
Auburn Food Bank

"It's Never Goodbye - It's Always See Ya Later"
See Ya Later Foundation

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to
a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each
step along the way."
Pacific Ballroom Dance 

"Changing the world by serving children,
one child and one community at a time"
Kiwanis Club of Auburn

"We Serve" - Auburn Noon Lions Club

Last but not least is "Sandy!"
White River Valley Museum
About Sandy, according to the City of Auburn website:
Sandy has been a beloved figure in Auburn for over half a century. Originally sitting in front of Massey's supermarket on East Main Street, this ten cent ride delighted a generation of children. Sandy now resides in the White River Valley Museum and if you are not taller than her ears you can still enjoy a ride on this piece of Auburn history!

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  1. The idea of "Bench Marks" is so cool! I love the See ya Later foundation bench!
    Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for sharing!

  2. Love it!

    A lot.

    I think it's such a good idea for a community to do something, anything that gives its resident a reason to explore, feel pride in the surroundings and to see things anew.

    Thanks for sharing :-)

  3. These are fantastic! The lion is my favourite but then I'm a Leo!!

  4. Funny. I've been pinning painted benches on Pinterest lately. I want to make one to sit next to my Little Library.

  5. I love those benches! Thanks for brightening my day. Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  6. I love community art projects like this, they're always fun.

  7. I had a great time hunting for these benches and taking their photos. Although Auburn is a small town, they do make an effort to keep things interesting. My next "assignment" is to take photos of sculpture around town. I've noticed some new ones.

  8. What a great idea. They are real works of art.

  9. I appreciate art projects like these. They promote the creative spirit and they provide a unique sense of community.

    A couple years ago, my husband and I enjoyed the ice-cream designs in Le Mars, Iowa.

  10. I love these community art projects. I think it beautifies the area and brings people out.

  11. What a fun community art celebration! Will the benches stay like this or will they be painted over?

  12. I don't know what they'll do with the benches in the future. I hope they'll leave them where they are.

  13. I think it's perfect that the "Sandy" bench has a cowboy theme. The benches are delightful.I bet they brighten up their community.

    Kelly Marshall


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