Ventura, California: Public Art Bus Station

Bizarro World sculptures that are not a result of earthquake damage.

Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA
Telegraph Road on the north side of the Pacific View Mall, between S. Mills Road and S. Dunning Street, Ventura.
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]

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