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Kids building success

Van Go’s Benchmark provides a positive structure where teenagers are hired to work and learn for eight weeks during the summer. Each artist is paired with a client–a local business, non profit organization, or community member–to design and create a custom bench. Van Go’s Benchmark has become an integral part of the social service network in Lawrence, KS.

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Commission your own bench

Van Go accepts reservations for the summer Benchmark program throughout the year. Commission a bench for your home or business, or to donate to a non-profit organization.  Benches are $1250 and you can sign up to commission your bench for Summer 2022.

Van Go has made

Hundreds of benches

Van Go has created over 400 custom benches. Take a peek at some of them.