August 2019

Smoky Valley Classic Car Show
Saturday, August 3
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Are you a gear head, or an auto buff? Do you just like looking at pretty cars? Come on out to the Smoky Valley Classic Car Show ! Growing larger each year, the show has a wide range of award categories. Download an entry form  here , or request a form from . The show is located in Swensson Park, on the North 400 block of Main Street. Registration begins at 8:00 AM, judging is from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM and awards will be given out from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
Dash plaques are awarded to the first 125 entries. Popular awards are Police Chief’s Choice and Sheriff’s Choice for the cars most likely to be stopped by those agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol award for the car most likely to be stopped for no reason at all! Additional awards include Participants’ Choice and the Long Haul Award for the longest distance traveled.
Enjoy a picnic in the park, choosing from a variety of food vendors, or visit quaint and historic downtown Lindsborg, just two blocks away. Experience the small town charm of Little Sweden USA. Amenities include contemporary shopping, unique art galleries, running and bike trails and fun dining. There is something for everyone. Lodging options include a Scandinavian inn, cozy B&B, upscale vacation rentals and hotels.

Makers Street - The Lindsborg Art Walk
Friday, August 9
5:00 PM - 8:00PM

Annual Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 11
6:30 PM

Come cool off with homemade ice cream and cake at the Bethany Home Annual Ice Cream Social, Sunday, August 11, 6:30 PM at 321 N Chestnut in Lindsborg. Enjoy bluegrass, gospel, and folk music played with taste and skill by local band, the Book of Jebb. Freewill donations accepted. See you there!

Annual Lindsborg Street Dance
Saturday, August 17
6:30 PM

On Saturday, August 17, Lindsborg’s annual street dance opens at 6:30 pm with the musical stylings of Numa Sonica and Mahan the Band. At 8:30 pm the featured band, The Blades, takes center stage. The Blades is a horn band that plays a wide variety of styles from the 60’s through modern pop. You’ll hear everything from Chicago to Bruno Mars played. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair and your dancing shoes for an evening of family fun!

Artist in Residence - Kammy Downs/Shawn Delker
Red Barn Studio Museum

Artist, Kammy Downs

Artist, Shawn Delker
Overland Park's Kammy Downs will be the Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio Museum Sunday, July 28 through Saturday, August 3. The Red Barn Studio will host a reception for Kammy Downs Saturday, August 3, from 2:30 to 4:30PM.
Also on the 3rd, There will be a collage workshop “Abstract Memory” from 9:30 - 12:30 PM. Cost for the class is $40 members, $55 non-members. Class minimum is 3, max 10. Materials for attendees to bring are either a simple sketch of a joyful memory, not a lot of detail, or a photo of a joyful time that you can make a sketch from for the basis of the collage. Optional: Any scrap papers you want to bring such as: tissue paper, decorative papers, old letters or newspapers that have interesting textures or designs.
Downs has been an art teacher/instructor in Kansas, California and Missouri for 18 years, and an Arts Director for the Arkansas City Area Arts Council, KS. She is currently enrolled in MFA Drawing at Ft Hays State University, KS. View Kammy Down on Facebook, Kammy’s Art and Instagram: kammydowns.

Fiber artist, Shawn Delker, Salina, KS will be the Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio, Tuesday, August 6 through Saturday August 17. Shawn Delker uses fabric dyeing, thread painting and many other techniques in the creation of her artwork.
During her residency at the Red Barn, she will continue exploring the possibilities in thread work embroidery using her sewing machine, and she will explore additional techniques for dyeing and embellishing fabric. Shawn says about her residency, “I love the brightly lit Red Barn Studio and being surrounded by Lester Raymer’s inspirational artwork. His fiber work is especially inspirational and has had a profound influence on my own work.” You may visit Delker at or

The Red Barn Studio Museum is located at 212 S Main Street in Lindsborg. For more information call 785 227-2217 or email . Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment.

New Exhibitions Coming Soon
Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery

The following exhibitions will open at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery beginning Sunday, August 25, 2019:
  • Art for All: The Swedish Experience in Mid-America: works by early Swedish-American artists in collaboration with the Hillstrom Museum at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN
  • Paintings by Sally Johnson of Lindsborg, Kansas
  • Variable Threads: mixed media works by Roberta Eichenberg of Emporia, Kansas
  • The Stories They Told: flat-plane wood carvings from the Swedish American Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • The Stories Continue: works by wood carvers from the Smoky Valley
Enjoy a reception on Sunday, August 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. with artists' talks beginning at 2:30. These exhibit will be open through Sunday, October 20, 2019. The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 North First Street in Lindsborg. There is no charge for the artist talk. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, closed Monday. For further information, please call the Gallery at 785-227-2220 or email .

Community Water Fight
Thursday, August 16
5:30 PM

Grab your super-soakers and join the action! Fuel up on watermelon and hot-dogs before you fill up at giant refill tanks provided by the Lindsborg Fire Department. Thursday, August 16, at 5:30 PM the entire community is invited to enjoy the fun at Swensson Park, located on the North 400 block of Main Street, in Lindsborg. Last year Matt Landau and The Vacation Rental Show crew joined in the fun! Catch the Lindsborg episode below - over 40,000 views so far!

Episode 7 I Lindsborg, Kansas I 4k

Latin American Harp House Concert
Kreativehus/Dala Town
Wednesday, August 21
7:00 PM

Nicolas Carter, Paraguayan harpist of international renown, is including Lindsborg on his cross country tour this summer. Following an afternoon workshop with area harpists, Nicolas will be performing a house concert at Kreativhus, 105 N Main Street.

Nicolas’s engaging storytelling, singing, and harping provide a joyous experience for audiences. Hear examples of his work:

Suggested donation $10 to $20 at the door; refreshments served.

Fishing with Friends
A Fishings Future event

Stay tuned! Lindsborg Realty and Fishings Future are planning Fishing with Friends, a fishing event with Lindsborg area first responders. It's going to be a great time of fishing, games, prizes and fun. Watch the Lindsborg Realty Facebook page for information on when and where.

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Swedish Genealogy Workshop - Saturday & Sunday
September 28 & 29

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