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  • Grassroots Art Center

    Grassroots Art CenterDuring 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
  • Postrock Limestone Courtyard

    Postrock Limestone CourtyardA 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 Sculptures

    Ed Root SculpturesEd 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's Rock Garden

    Florence Deeble's Rock GardenFlorence 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
  • Garden of Isis Starclock

    Garden of Isis Starclock"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
  • Bowl Plaza

    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

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Ed Root Sculptures

Ed Root farmed south of Lucas until an automobile accident forced an early

Lucas, KS Arts

Art Center 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;

Lucas, KS Historic Buildings

Postrock Limestone Courtyard

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. From 1870-1920, limestone was the only building material used in this area. By the mid 1880

Lucas, KS Arts

Grassroots Art Center

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 senior citizens, who have a

Lucas, KS Arts

Florence Deeble's Rock Garden

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, she began constructing her own grassroots environment of colored concrete scenes around her home.

Lucas, KS Arts

Things to do near Lucas, KS

Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library is a 1913 limestone structure with original interior. ...