Black Mountain, NC has rockers all along it's sidewalks now. They were donated by the businesses, and decorated by local artists. Yes, they are there for the foot-weary tourists to use!
When my friend Jerry Pope painted a rocker, he put some of his post card watercolors of local scenes right on the chair, as well as the faux bricks! See more of his work at http://www.harebrandideas.com/.