Art you can sit on

Benchmark


Have A Seat

Kids building success


Benchmark 2019:  July 19, 5-7pm, at Van Go.  Benches will be on display thru Jul. 28th.

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.

Rest in style

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.  2019 benches are SOLD OUT.   Benches are $1250 and you can sign up to commission your bench for Summer 2020.

Van Go has made

Hundreds of benches


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