Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bear Fest, Grants Pass, Oregon.

Happy Wednesday Everyone! :)

Continuing on our trip in Southern Oregon, we stopped in Grants Pass for a few hours. I love it when we stumble across unexpected treasures and this for me was one of those days.

Bear Fest is a public outdoor art display. Local artists create these amazing Bears and they are displayed thru out the local area.

I Hope you enjoy the 2010 Wild Bunch :)





























I couldn't decide whether the Pirate or the Monumental Bear was my fav. They are all amazingly detailed (click on images to see closer detail)






Apparently, these guys live for part of the year at the "Bear Hotel" I am definitely planning to go see that the next time I am in Grants Pass :)

I am a big Harley Fan and to see these big Art Bears on Harleys was amazing. It really made my day. Fun, Fun, Fun!
I Hope they added a little joy to your day.
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

17 comments:

Creative Minds said...

Oh my gosh! Those are awesome. :)

Melissa said...

Oh cool, how unique!

Emily@Pookie and Pierre said...

I have never seen anything like this! Those are totally wild. Thanks for sharing and spreading a little fun!

~k said...

So funny! Amazing works of art too!

customdesigns4ubynan said...

Hi poppy! what a great stumble-upon, amazing! Oh those Oregonians and their wild and crazy ways!

Sharon said...

How funny--bears on bikes!

Alice Istanbul said...

He he, cute bears, especially Yogi :)

shellie said...

crazy bears...what a fun trip...i havent been through southern oregon or oregon for that matter since the mid 1990s...

Clare said...

how funny!!

Charlotte said...

Wow! So much work must go in to those! I wonder if those bears ride off to enjoy beer fest?! ;)

Annette said...

Oh how fun!!! I like the guy with the side car! The unexpected stumble upons are just the best!!!

leylafolsom said...

I was in Grants Pass yesterday. We went on a jet boat ride...so fun! You should definitely put that on your to-do list for next time.

My Life Under the Bus said...

They're hilarious ! I wonder who gets the job of moving them ???

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

this his hilarious/bizarre/completely awesome! must tell hubbers - goofiness, beer and motorcylces is like the world's easiest sell to him! :P

ps - the monumental one is my fav for sure. just amazing!

Almost Precious said...

Hmm, guess I must be having blogspot troubles again. I swear I posted my comment yesterday. Oh well maybe I didn't wait for the word verification as some blogs have it and some don't and some times it just takes blogspot awhile to download the word verification and I then think there isn't one...and well you can guess the results of that story.
I had recalled that in Sisters there was a Harley shop called Bears and Roses. It always caught my eye as I never equated Bears with Harleys before. Also made me remember the Black Bear Diner...a northwest coast diner chain that John and I would always stop at when we're out that way. We haven't been out in that neighborhood much since John's mom passed away (she lived up in Bend ... so did my mom before she moved to St. George Utah).

Anyway the menagerie of artistic bears is marvelous, what a wonderful display.

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cabin + cub said...

oh how fun to see. i like the Yogi... he is too cute! That is one beary scary biker gang.. heehee