Art you can sit on

Benchmark


Have A Seat

Kids building goodness


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.

Van Go has made

Hundreds of benches


Van Go has created over 350 custom benches. Take a peek at some of them.