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    Orange Barrel Art Tour

    What is the Orange Barrel Art Tour?

    The Orange Barrel Art Tour is a collaboration between the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau along with CREATE portage county. Together they teamed up to promote the region's creative spirit and put a unique spin on road construction season. The project aims to add the right splash of temporary art to make drivers smile, encourage them off the roads (intentionally), or otherwise offer relief from the hassle that construction season brings.

    Through a partnership with Mega Rentals, retired orange barrels dreaming of a new life purpose will be available to come to life as public art. Clever and enterprising artists created sculptures that make use of the barrels appropriate for public display. 

    Want to create a piece?

    Get all of the details and submit your proposal here

    Want to display a piece at your location?

    More information about placing works throughout Portage County will be available soon. If you'd like to be considered as a display location for a piece of artwork, contact us.


    Want to see the finished Orange Barrel Art?

    Check out the listings below for where to find the 2017 Orange Barrel Art in the Stevens Point Area. Find more images and video by searching the hashtag #OrangeBarrelArt on Facebook and Twitter. Or, take a peek at the previous artwork for the Orange Barrel Art Tour here.


    Visiting the region to explore the Orange Barrel Art?

    Don't stop there. Explore more public art on display in the Stevens Point Area. From a massive mosaic mural and historical murals, iconic sculptures dotted around the region (and the Stevens Point Sculpture Park), art is in the culture of the community. Start by exploring here.