During the twentieth century Lucas, a unique, rural town in north central Kansas, has been a Mecca for Grassroots artists. Grassroots Art is described as individualistic self-taught, often eccentric s... Grassroots Art Center
A three million acre formation in central Kansas is known as post rock limestone. Cutting of this post rock grew out of the uniqueness of the land and the needs and inventiveness of early settlers. Fr... Postrock Limestone Courtyard
Ed Root farmed south of Lucas until an automobile accident forced an early
retirement from farming. Over the next twenty years, he energetically occupied himself with the creation of hundreds of co... Ed Root Sculptures
Florence Deeble was a child watching with curiosity, when S.P. Dinsmoor was
constructing his Garden of Eden in Lucas. When she retired after a career as a high school English and history teacher, s... Florence Deeble's Rock Garden
"Grassroots art" is a term describing art made by
people with no formal artistic training . . . (usually of retirement age)using ordinary materials
in an extraordinary way . . .
and frequently c... Garden of Isis Starclock
The Bowl Plaza idea came about because of the lack of public restrooms for the 10,000 plus visitors that come to visit the Lucas attractions every year.
Bowl Plaza is an amazing work of mosaic art th... Bowl Plaza
Stop by Brant's Meat Market and sample some of Doug's homemade bolonga fresh from the smokehouse. His specialty meats are made from family recipes passed down for three generations occupying this same downtown Lucas building.
The Grassroots Art Center has been open since 1995 and occupies three turn-of-the century native limestone buildings on the Main Street of Lucas.
The main building was a bank until the bank holiday in 1933; it did not re-open as a bank but became the town's post office;