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Grassroots Art Center

213 South Main Street, Lucas, KS
785-525-6118
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Lucas
Type: Art Museums
Description: Unique art museum that features creative works of self-taught local and regional artists.
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chicago
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215 reviews 215 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Here in rural small town America is a museum honoring and exhibiting outsider art from the area. All these people had an inner need to do what they did- they were lucky enough to have this museum to showcase their output. Rosslyn does a great job in celebrating the amazing creativity and energy this at form exudes. DO NOT MISS... More

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Miami
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89 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This turned out to be my favorite area in Kansas and this museum was a big part of that. Be sure to take the guided tour as the docent will make the visit interesting and fun. Allow five hours for this town as there are quite a few things to see. You can also stay for lunch in between sites.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The whole town really seems to embrace Outsider Art. This museum preserves the work of many folk artists from a historical angle, as well as encouraging new work. The tour includes the museum, an outside exhibit on Post Rock Limestone, and a visit to a working artist's studio. A lot of bang for your buck.

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Abilene, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

My daughter lives in Lucas & I like to visit several times a year. I like to see the different ideas, with the unusual items used for the pieces.

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Lucas, Kansas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This is a great place to find the 'out of the ordinary' arts and crafts. By no means will you be seeing what you've seen in every other artsy-fartsy center. The artists here are self-taught (thus 'grassroots') and many are farmers who hone their craft during 'down-time' in the cold winter months. You won't be sorry you visited!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Great enthusiasm of the staff and very unique art. Shows what can happen when someone watches their internal movie and gives concrete expression to it.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Great attraction that goes hand in hand with the 'Garden of Eden'...lots of very talented artists on display here. Definately is NOT a dull stroll through the local art gallery!

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Westwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

I visited the Grassroots Arts Center in Lucas, KS back in 2003, and was recently reminded of that trip when I saw the "Rare Visions--Detour Art" show in Kansas City at the Belger Arts Center. Grassroots is a jewel. It is part of a growing community of arts lovers who realize that you don't have to be trained in art... More

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Topeka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2008

I have been going to the Grassroots Art Center ever since I was little and every time I go it seems that they have something new. Every visit varies, but it is always worth the tour, because the art they have there is unique and awesome to look at. Also Lucas the town it self is very interesting just like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2003

The Grassroots Art Center has assembled the works of self- taught artist from across the state of Kansas. Expect the unexpected from outdoor yard environments to interior exhibits created from limestone, wood, metal, pull-tabs, and chewing gum. It's a one-of-a-kind place. Worth the trip!

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