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Orange Barrel Art Tour
What is the Orange Barrel Art Tour?
The Orange Barrel Art Tour was 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 aimed 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 came back to life as public art. Clever and enterprising artists created sculptures that make use of the barrels appropriate for public display.
Visiting the region to explore the Orange Barrel Art?
Bummer you missed the temporary sculptures of barrel art! Check out pictures of past sculptures here. Then, 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.