Mentor Rocks the Bears

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The City of Mentor along with the Community Arts Commission proudly presents Mentor Rocks the Bears!

Ten Lake County Artists have been selected to decorate a 3’ tall dancing bear which are on display throughout the City of Mentor through the end of August. The Bears will then be auctioned off at our Auction Gala on September 14 at the Mentor Senior Center. Additional details to come!

Love Me Tender

27,000 Glass Bugle Beads, 200 Ft of Beading Thread, 1 Gallon of Clear Gorilla Glue

Maria Armijo

Location: Mentor Civic Amphitheater

20 Bears


Britta Franz

Location: Edward Walsh Park

King of the Marsh

Polymer, Epoxy, Airbrush, Acrylics

By Cat Swartz

Location: Eleanor Garfield Park

The Majestic Bear

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint

By Dorothy Giesert

Location: Black Brook Golf Course

Terre Bear

Acrylic Paint, Rocks from Mentor Headlands, Concrete

By Beth Gregerson

Location: Matchworks Building

Woodland Bear

Acrylic Paint, Polymer Clay, Apoxie Sculpt

By Tracy Parsons

Location: Wildwood Cultural Center

Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

Acrylic Paint

By Joan Milligan

Location: Mentor Fire Station Five

The Great She-Bear

Acrylic Paint, Golf Leafing, Paint Pen

By  Lauren Heuer

Location: Mentor Public Library

Carmine Bearanda

Paper Clay, Golden Acrylic Paint, Lascoux Varnish

By Leslie Edwards Humez

Location: Mentor Senior Center

I Can’t Bear a Day Without Honey

Latex House Paint, Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint, Flo-trol, Epoxy Clay, Solar Lights, Buttons, Brass Rivets, Buckles, Ribbon, Plastic Flower Pot, Acrylic Plastic, Wood

By Cyndi Konopka

Location: Mentor Ice Arena

Mentor Rocks the Bears Passport

Take a tour of this citywide, immersive public art project. Visit them all for a chance to win a prize from the Community Arts Commission. Download or pick up your passport from the Wildwood Cultural Center.  Deliver your completed passport to Wildwood Cultural Center.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor
Collision Custom Restorations
(440) 974-0670 

Gold Sponsor
Odd World Studio – Johnny Joo
(440) 391-3989

Learn More!

Download a copy of the Rock the Bears Brochure for additional information on our artists and sponsors!

Share the Bears!

Share our photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and be sure to tag it!  #MentorRocksTheBears