Evergreen Federal Bank is the originator of BearFest, a whimsical public art project that showcases the talent of Southern Oregon artists.

Evergreen’s BearFest Bears

Originally created in 2003, Evergreen introduced BearFest with 20 life-sized, fiberglass bears displayed as public artwork in downtown Grants Pass. The bears were such a hit that Evergreen commissioned local artists to create more bears in 2004, 2005, 2010, 2014-today.

Through BearFest, over 187 have been created. Half of the bears have been auctioned to raise over $250,000 for local nonprofits. The remaining bears are part of Evergreen's permanent art collection that can be seen on the streets of Grants Pass during the summer and at Evergreen's Bear Hotel the rest of the year.

Evergreen's BearFest

Happening now thru Labor Day, in Grants Pass

Enjoy over 50 of Evergreen’s whimsical BearFest Bears on public art display on the streets of downtown Grants Pass. Each one of our Bears is unique and designed by local artists. For more information call us at Evergreen Federal Bank: 541-479-3351.

Click to download a PDF of the BearFest 2024 Map.
Maps are also available at our Grants Pass branch locations.

Evergreen's Bear Hotel Tours:

Evergreen's Bear Hotel is located at 2101 NE Spalding Avenue, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Tours of the Bear Hotel are available Monday through Friday by appointment at no charge.

To schedule a tour, call us at 541-479-3351 and ask for Evergreen's Bear Hotel.


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