PLEASE, BE SEATED

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Please, Be Seated is Belfast’s annual public art bench installation, which blends whimsy and practicality for a draw to our downtown. 2015 will mark the 5th year of our sidewalks and parks being graced with functional art from June through October!

The following is a tour in photos of this year’s “Please, Be Seated” benches – crafted by local artisans and craftspeople, these benches are art to recline upon in beautiful downtown Belfast.  Thank you to our sponsors for continuing to support this project, especially the City of Belfast!

Tourist Trap 1 & 2, courtesy of Hamilton Marine

Tourist Trap 1 & 2, courtesy of Hamilton Marine

Logomotive by Bob Nichols (Brooks)

Logomotive by Bob Nichols (Brooks)

Driftwood by Ron Cowan (Belfast)

Driftwood by Ron Cowan (Belfast)

The Greeter by Ron Cowan (Belfast)

The Greeter by Ron Cowan (Belfast)

Peas Be Seeded by Belfast Area Transition Initiative

Peas Be Seeded by Belfast Area Transition Initiative

Upstream by Patrick Hurley (Belfast)

Upstream by Patrick Hurley (Belfast)

Rough Cut by MIchael D. Hurley (Belfast)

Rough Cut by MIchael D. Hurley (Belfast)

Ready for Next Year by Naya Clifford (Troy)

Ready for Next Year by Naya Clifford (Troy)

One that Got Away by Jeff and Bryce Caldwell (Searsport)

One that Got Away by Jeff and Bryce Caldwell (Searsport)

Commodius

Commodius

Pop a Squat by Eric Leppanen (Belfast)

Pop a Squat by Eric Leppanen (Belfast)

Stumped in Love by Doug Malloy (Athens)

Stumped in Love by Doug Malloy (Athens)

Rustic Revival by Paul Jurutka (Belfast)

Rustic Revival by Paul Jurutka (Belfast)

Urban Sole by Patrick Hurley (Belfast)

Urban Sole by Patrick Hurley (Belfast)

No Strings Attached & Relax to the Beat of a Different Drummer by Brenda Smith Ventura (Belfast)

No Strings Attached & Relax to the Beat of a Different Drummer by Brenda Smith Ventura (Belfast)

Isn't It Grand by Brenda Smith Ventura (Belfast)

Isn’t It Grand by Brenda Smith Ventura (Belfast)

Street Pew by Eric Leppanen (Belfast)

Street Pew by Eric Leppanen (Belfast)

Street Pew by Eric Leppanen (Belfast)

Street Pew by Eric Leppanen (Belfast)

Double Stump by Doug Malloy (Athens)

Double Stump by Doug Malloy (Athens)

ButtKit Bench by Eric Leppanen (Belfast)

ButtKit Bench by Eric Leppanen (Belfast)

Findesiecle & Old School by Alan Curry (Searsmont)

Findesiecle & Old School by Alan Curry (Searsmont)

Findesiecle by Alan Curry (Searsmont)

Findesiecle by Alan Curry (Searsmont)

Old School by Alan Curry (Searsmont)

Old School by Alan Curry (Searsmont)

Winter Weary II by Anita Brosius-Scott (Camden)

Winter Weary II by Anita Brosius-Scott (Camden)

Rhythm Cubes by Denise Rohdin and Kim Bentley (Waterville)

Rhythm Cubes by Denise Rohdin and Kim Bentley (Waterville)

All Things Found In Belfast by Isaac Wright (Belfast)

All Things Found In Belfast by Isaac Wright (Belfast)

All Things Found In Belfast by Isaac Wright (Belfast)

All Things Found In Belfast by Isaac Wright (Belfast)

Bugsy, Dog of Belfast by Isaac Wright (Belfast)

Bugsy, Dog of Belfast by Isaac Wright (Belfast)

Bugsy, Dog of Belfast by Isaac Wright (Belfast)

Bugsy, Dog of Belfast by Isaac Wright (Belfast)