Baker, Nevada: Permanent Wave: Folk Art Site

Playful, homemade art along the roadside, fashioned from discarded junk. Much of it was hauled away by the NV Dept. of Transportation in Nov. 2016, but some artwork, further off the road, remains.
Lehman Caves Rd, Baker, NV
Hwy 487 (Baker Ave.) to the north edge of town, then west on Hwy 488 (Carson St./Lehman Caves Rd) toward Great Basin National Park (Lehman Caves). Do not stop on the road to admire the art.
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Desert Denizens - Permanent Wave

These folk art denizens can be found along Highway 488 watching tourists go from Baker, Nevada to Great Basin National Park. Check both sides of the road.

[Sallie Clinard, 02/15/2011]

Views of the Permanent Wave.

Permanent Wave Art Gallery

Baker is site of a unique open air art gallery. Dubbed the "Permanent Wave" by its initial creator, according to a plaque mounted in the middle of town, "Doc" began by filling a rubber glove with plaster and capping a fence post with it. To this "Permanent Wave" has been added many other exhibits including: The Alien Ranger, The 1918 Essex with Power Steer-ing, The Footfall player, Sunglass Stabile, A C-D Character, The Tired Eye, The Par 3, and many others. The majority of the displays are on State Road 488, enroute to the Lehman Caves (no known relation) in the Great Basin National Park. Also check out the car parts T-Rex on Mainstreet in Baker.

[James Lehman, 08/10/2001]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Scrap Metal Dinosaur and Machine GunnerScrap Metal Dinosaur and Machine Gunner, Baker, NV - < 1 mi.
Lehman CavesLehman Caves, Baker, NV - 5 mi.
Antler Art ArchAntler Art Arch, Ely, NV - 16 mi.
In the region:
Mule Mural, Other History Murals, Ely, NV - 44 mi.

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