Photo Bench

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Those of you that have been kind enough to follow along here for a while already realize that downtown Olympia is a colorful diverse place. So here's just one more thing that makes the downtown area fun. This bench, titled "Match Game" is one of I believe 5 benches with various forms of artwork on them. This was the brainchild of The Olympia PBIA or "Public and Business Improvement Area" who, in 2008 invited local artists to submit designs that would artistically enhance existing benches in downtown Olympia to "generate added artistic interest to our streetscape and to engage the Olympia arts community in a project that would highlight beauty and creativity in the downtown core." The photography on this particular bench came from Bridget Irish. You can read a little more about it here.


  1. Anonymous Says:

    Yes, that's very colorful! WoW! Nice!

  2. brian stout Says:

    it is colorful! i need one for my front porch =)

  3. Hilda Says:

    That sounds like such a fun project and this bench is so interesting and colorful! I'd like to see your photos on one, one of these days. :)

  4. That's fantastic! I love it!

  5. lewi14 Says:

    What an inviting and colourful bench.

  6. Yolanda Says:

    Yes, we need your photos on one of these benches! What a great way to showcase artwork, and it looks like a fun bench to hang out on to play the match game!

  7. Oh I like this! That's an idea they haven't had here yet. Remember seeing 50 park benches in Germany once, with the words 'I love you' painted on them, in 50 different languages

  8. I love this bench and the whole idea. I have a similar bench under the willow by the pond. I may jazz it up a bit. MB

  9. Jacob Says:

    I think this is terrific! What a cool way to perk up the standard old boring bench.

    You might want to send this off to VP at Livorno Daily Photo for his Bunches of Benches blog...

  10. Lois Says:

    Something to enjoy while you wait!

  11. tapirgal Says:

    So interesting! I didn't know about the benches. I'd be playing that game unless I had a great book with me.

  12. Brett Says:

    that is such a great idea.

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