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Grassroots Art Center

Address: 213 South Main Street, Lucas, KS
Phone Number: 785-525-6118
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Lucas
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Unique art museum that features creative works of self-taught local and regional artists.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Unique art museum that features creative works of self-taught local and regional artists.
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Wichita, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

You can easily spend a day in Lucas or more. We had a wonderful tour of the Grassroots Art Center and my daughters definitely left with an appreciation for all art. There was even an interactive game that they were able to play.

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Larned
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The gal was a bit pushy and would not let us even look in rooms. She allowed us to look only while she was there and she was getting ready to leave. I'm sorry, but art is only sold if we the buyers can see it!

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Dahlgren, IL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well worth the stop, but a bit pricey for the tour. Some of the art is phenomenal and it all is thought-provoking, although I found some to be just strange! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. The stonework outside is beautiful!

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Naperville, Illinois
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409 reviews 409 reviews
166 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a great folk art museum located "nearly" in the middle of nowhere Kansas. They are doing great things to support the art form and artists locally. The docents will give you a tour and even show you some of the locations around town. Along with the Garden of Eden, the Grassroots Center makes Lucas a hot spot for... More 

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chicago
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281 reviews 281 reviews
93 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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195 reviews 195 reviews
87 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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