2022 Art Bench Collaboration with SDSU Arts Alive, 
the Native Resource Center, the American Indian Studies Department, and the 
Elymash Yuuchaap Indigenous Scholars and Leaders Program

Through a partnership with SDSU Arts Alive, the Native Resource Center facilitated the creation of accessible public art featuring Native & Indigenous issues. During the spring semester of 2022, the art bench project brought together students from two American Indian Studies classes, the Elymash Yuuchaap Indigenous Scholars and Leaders Program, as well as students from the Native Resource Center. There are now 15 Indigenous themed benches located in the SDSU’s Mediterranean Garden as well as in the North Library Quad, in front of the SDSU Administration building. The NRC Art Bench project highlights the relationship between a people-centric space and creative expression within a natural setting. It is public art that is relevant to community issues and creative expression that resonates with the environment.