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Center for Civic Arts

Vision: to impact the quality of life and economic vitality of communities through arts and culture

MISSION: to employ the arts to envision a bright future by providing opportunities for civic action and social connections through public art, arts education, place-making, and cultural preservation.

1911 white and red oak church pews,

from forests long ago.

2017 the pews are destroyed by vandals.

Today, newly designed benches,

with curved back slats,

re-sawn from pew shards (pictured above)

salvaged seats sanded,

curved to support a different sort of believer, and a civic congregation.


bench design, Jeffrey Greene, founder Wood Works Cooperative

construction apprentice, Michael Browne (18yrs old)

bench pictured for sale: $1200 

(size and color of stain vary according to your preference)

proceeds support youth apprenticeships


ReclaimedBench-old pews backdrop 9 copy.

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