Lucas ranked ahead of well-known art scenes like Taos, New Mexico, and Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
I started my tour of Lucas, the Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas, at the Lucas Grassroots Art Center for an introduction to what Roz termed “ordinary people making extraordinary art.”
Grass Roots Art is work done by self-taught artists operating outside the traditions of fine art and folk art.
The center features temporary and permanent exhibits from almost two dozen self-taught artists throughout the Midwest.
Diver made sculptures from metal rings, using about a half-million to create a full-size car.
The exhibit also includes a full-size motorcycle and a couple of outfits.
The Second Best Public Restroom in the United States. Won an international award for the Quirkiest Restroom in the World. How fun is that!
Covering the building’s interior and exterior surfaces in mosaic work, the artists, staff, and volunteers used broken pottery, toys, dishes, tiles, colored bottles to create the mosaic.