Ventura, California: Public Art Bus Station

Bizarro World sculptures that are not a result of earthquake damage.
Address:
Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA
Directions:
Telegraph Road on the north side of the Pacific View Mall, between S. Mills Road and S. Dunning Street, Ventura.
Admission:
Free (unless you catch a bus).
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Bus stop.

Public Art Bus Station

From an outsider's perspective, this bus transfer station is indeed very imaginative.

[Marc, 05/01/2016]

Some locals who use the station have complained that it's more a work of art than a practical shelter from the elements.

Bus Stop sculpture.

Public Art Bus Station

Artist Dennis Oppenheim created Ventura's award-winning (but also hated) bus transfer station in 2002. The twisting and arching perforated steel sculpture abstractly shows a bus turning into a house. Fans of the arts adore its whimsy, while those who actually use the structure gripe that it's completely inadequate to shield bus customers in rainy weather.

The 36-foot-tall public art sculpture is located outside the north end of the Pacific View mall on Telegraph Road.

[M. Maki, 02/21/2009]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Musical MermaidsMusical Mermaids, Ventura, CA - 2 mi.
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Santa Claus StatueSanta Claus Statue, Oxnard, CA - 7 mi.
In the region:
Giant Hand Car Wash, Studio City, CA - 50 mi.

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