2nd Annual Art At The Museum

Tyler Smith (by camera) creates a caricature of Sailor Anderson (seated left) while also displaying his artwork in the Mine Gallery. (More Sharon Wilhite photos on Page 9 of the June 27, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot)

Saturday’s weather had everyone guessing as 30+ artists hurriedly unloaded their artwork into the seven buildings on the Lucas County Historical Museum grounds or erected canopies if setting up outside.

In between erratic rain showers, those displaying art or just volunteering found their way into the John Lewis building to enjoy hot cups of coffee and scones provided for purchase by The Porch coffee shop. By 10 a.m., visitors started strolling the grounds, and “Art at the Museum 2” was off and running.

Typical of Iowa, the weather turned for the better with everyone breathing a sigh of relief. On the grounds outside, artists produced original paintings or fabric art, made pottery, or took photos outside of the log cabin.

Inside, artists also painted, sketched, sewed, and created jewelry showing off their individual talents. Everyone agreed that it was amazing to see the skill of the artists at the event. Visitors from the very young to 90+ years old were treated to an array of art and expertise that is very unusual for a smaller city.

No artist or visitor went hungry during the day thanks to Chuck’s cooking and Jason Adkinson’s food truck. The day’s guests were also treated to some great local talent singing and playing their hearts out even when there wasn’t much of an audience. The sound system did a good job of spreading the music over the museum’s grounds so all could hear.

Read the June 27, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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