The City of West Allis Artscape Committee provided a grant to West Allis Public Library for the creation of four book benches outside the Library.
The concrete benches are shaped like big, open books and were painted by local artists. Library staff brainstormed a list of potential themes for each bench and voted to select the themes that would guide each artist. The themes and artists were:
Erico Ortiz, owner of Inspiration Studios art gallery and theatre in West Allis, painted the children’s bench. Learn more about Erico.