New event planned for Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway – Follow the Rails Art Trail
September 2, 2011
MULLEN, Neb. – The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is pleased to announce the dates of an upcoming art tour hosted in seven host communities along Nebraska Highway 2. September 9th, 10th & 11th will be the dates of “Follow the Rails Art Trail”, an exciting art tour featuring Sandhills art and artists.
“We are hoping this tour will bring more attention to the talented artists we have in our area,” stated Byway facilitator Georgeann Wearin. “Our hope is that this tour will grow in size and scope similar to Junk Jaunt and be an annual event that will benefit the artists, have a positive economic impact for the businesses in the Byway communities and be a great weekend get-away along the beautiful Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway between Grand Island and Alliance.”
The tour will be held in Alliance at the Knight Museum, Ashby at CaLinda’s Pot Shop & Gallery, Mullen at the Hooker County Fairgrounds, Thedford Art Gallery, Dunning at Norm’s Sinclair, the Wild Rose Gallery in Broken Bow and the Roots Museum in Cairo. In addition to the exhibits many host communities are hosting wine and cheese receptions, model train displays and art demonstrations. Many of the artists will be present as well.
There will also be a palette-punch program in which the attendee will receive a palette printed with all seven locations. If they have every location stamped, they can return the palette to be eligible for a drawing for a grand prize of items donated by various businesses and artists.
“This would be a great tour for any art lover or art class,” stated Wearin. “You will not only have the opportunity to view Sandhills art, but you will also be able to see the world class natural wonders along the Byway. This would be a great mini-vacation for the entire family.”
Mark the dates on your calendar today and plan to attend this exciting new venture. For hours of operation and more information visit: http://www.sandhillsjourney.com or call Georgeann Wearin at (308) 458-2232.