The second Friday of September brings Maker's Street to Lindsborg!
Enjoy a relaxing stroll down the sidewalks and get inspired. Downtown businesses will be open from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Grab a friend and dinner and enjoy an evening in Lindsborg.
More information with details about the event are found here.
Ray Troll Drawing Workshop at SVAFC
Sunday, September 4
Join Alaskan artist Ray Troll and create an aquatic masterpiece. Learn how to draw cool fish, sharks, dinosaurs and more! Ray will demonstrate his special technique of drawing on dark paper with pigment rich crayons. Every participant will be able to take home his or her drawing.
The Smoky Valley Arts and Folklife Center provides a center for local artists, craftsmen, and scholars, on related topics, to have exhibitions, workshops, and lectures. SVAFC is a venue for present and future artists, crafter, and performers to introduce their work to the community and inspire creativity in all ages. It is a place for educators and experts to share information about Smoky Valley creative people with locals and visitors.
Come to Lindsborg to browse the world-famous Hemslöjd. Housing more than Dala horses, the Hemslöjd also carries etched glass, books for young and old, jewelry, and all kinds of home goods--all with that Scandi flair.
Come to Lindsborg and explore the art of the Hemslöjd and all around town!
Red Barn Studio Museum
Christina Davis will be the artist-in-residence at the Red Barn Studio Museumfrom Thursday, September 1 through Wednesday, September 7. While at the Red Barn, she will dedicate her time to "improve and master technical and creative skills...in a creative setting." Davis will "do some plein air paintings of the area and experiment stylizing those scenes for a more abstract look."
Davis comes to Lindsborg from Blaine, Washington, but has enjoyed long term stays in England and Thailand. She has also visited many countries, and all of those cultures have influenced her art and life. Nature has captured her heart since childhood.
"I love my Creator, His wonders in nature...I have a great love for flora and fauna and the natural world around me wherever I am," says Davis who is largely a self-taught artist. She continues to seek and grow in her knowledge and sill of art and artists.
Davis has shown and sold works in America, Canada, and Great Britain, and occasionally participated in juried art shows as an artist or juror.
Believing that all are endowed with the ability to be creative and artistic in various ways, Davis will present a workshop Saturday, September 3, entitled "Leaf Summer Behind (Leaf Printing)." The workshop cost for Raymer Society members is $35 and $40 for non-members, with a minimum of four participants and a maximum of ten. Brushes, paper towels, palettes, and water will be provided. For a list of other supplies needed or to register, call the Red Barn Studio Museum at 785-227-2217.
Information on how to become a member of the Raymer Society is found here.
Four exhibitions are available for your viewing pleasure at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery through October 23. They feature a national biennial exhibition Watercolor NOW!--paintings by members of the Watercolor USA Honor Society; Anthropo-Scene: A Cognizant Dystopia--sculpture by Danielle Robinson of Hays, Kansas; Visitors--works on paper by Erin Wiersma of Manhattan, Kansas; and Peaceful Places--drawings by Maurice R. Bebb (1891-1986) from the Gallery's permanent collection.
Watercolor NOW! is a biennial exhibition held in various locations throughout the United States. It is open to members of the Watercolor USA Honor Society and showcases the best in contemporary watermedia work. The Honor Society is a unique organization formed in 1985 from a broad-based assemblage of inventive artists whose paintings have won awards and/or been juried into three Watercolor U.S.A. national exhibitions, or who have served as jurors to the exhibition. The group endeavors to promote an interest in watermedia painting through the national exhibition held at the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri each year.
Anthropo-Scene: A Cognizant Dystopia
Danielle Robinson is a cast metal sculptor working in Hays, Kansas, and also an adjunct instructor at Fort Hays State University. She is a Southern California native who has shown in numerous group, invitational, and juried exhibitions across the country. Robinson explains, "The influences of my surroundings inspire my artistic expression. My sculptures are abstractions of landscape terrains with a multitude of environments relevant to erosion, drought, and rising seas. My enjoyment of “process” evolved into a passion for working in metals. My work is composed of cast iron, fabricated elements, and found objects. Creating a cast iron sculpture involves many steps and procedures that include meticulous craftsmanship and continuous brainstorming of new ideas and ingenuity. No cast is ever the same."
Manhattan, Kansas, artist Erin Wiersma's art focuses on the body’s capacity to absorb and respond to an environment. Her current series develops from interacting with the burnt grasses from controlled fires in the Konza Prairie. Wiersma is an associate professor of art at Kansas State University. She studied at the Institutio San Lovidico in Orvieto, Italy, as an undergraduate; received her B.A. from Messiah College; and completed her M.F.A. at the University of Connecticut. She is represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver, Colorado, and Galerie Wehlau in Munich, Germany.
Best known for his detailed etchings of birds, Maurice Robert Bebb, also drew extensively. The Sandzén Gallery was fortunate to receive a large collection of his drawings from the Bebb family and will exhibit a selection that are now a part of the Gallery's permanent collection. The exhibition will be co-curated by Cori Sherman North and John Mallery. Though largely self-taught and coming to art later in life, Maurice Bebb established a national reputation as an exceptional color etcher. He created more than 220 print designs over his career and provided three gift prints for print societies of which he was a member – the Print Makers Society of California (1953), the Chicago Society of Etchers (1954), and for the Prairie Print Makers (1960). His drawings serve as a conduit to his prints, but also demonstrate his skill at capturing landscapes from his home around Muskogee, Oklahoma, as well as favorite spots in Minnesota, Tennessee, and northern Europe.
The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 N. First Street in Lindsborg. Hours are 10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00-5:00pm on Sunday. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Docent tours for groups are available by two-week advance appointment. For more information about Birger Sandzén, the Gallery, and these exhibitions visit www.sandzen.org or phone (785) 227-2220.
Travel Itineraries to Explore
One last road trip to end the summer? Ideas abound!
Check out the Visit Lindsborg website for multiple itineraries from various starting points--and all include Lindsborg in the route!
Coming from Oklahoma? Here's a two-day itinerary that starts with Greensburg, Kansas, and includes Lindsborg in the middle of the trip.
Dr. Mauch is currently serving as the fifteenth president of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. She previously served Bethany as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. Under her leadership, Bethany College is launching a collaborative strategic plan, campus master plan and a vision to lead the college through 2026. During her tenure, she has led the college in raising $23 million for building renovations, strategic programming, and a cohesive brand campaign designed to increase enrollment. Mauch sits on the Executive Committee of the Presidents’ Council of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Council (KCAC) and is a board member of the Birger Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery. In May and June 2019, Dr. Mauch served as a Fulbright Specialist in Poland. She taught and collaborated with science and engineering faculty at Łódź University of Technology in Łódź, Poland on the topic of flipped classrooms.
Previously, she served as Dean of the College of Education at Bloomsburg University from 2009-2017. She led the college to the largest university gift at the time from Mrs. Susan McDowell to launch the McDowell Institute for Teacher Excellence in Positive Behavior Support. In addition, she launched the Regional STEM Education Center in collaboration with faculty, regional school districts, and business leaders. She also served as a professor of mathematics at Bloomsburg University.
Composed of a flat, scenic country-road course with Coronado
Heights hill (1 mile running distance up a circular, rugged road) at the heart of the race, this is a demanding course; please train accordingly. Aid stations (water) and split times will be provided throughout the course. The starting line will be at the intersection of Main and Lincoln streets (race will head north on main); the finish line will in close proximity to the starting line.
Please Note: there is a 2 hour time limit on the completion of this course.
5K Run - 7:30am Start
The 5K Run is conducted on a flat blacktop course around town. Aid stations (water) and split times will be provided throughout the race. The starting line will be at the intersection of Main and Lincoln streets (race will head north on main); the finish line will in close proximity to the starting line.
2 Mile Walk - 7:15am Start
The 2 Mile Walk is conducted on a flat blacktop course around town. The Starting Line will be at the intersection of the Main and Lincoln streets the finish line will in close proximity to the starting line.
*No awards for the 2 Mile Walk
1 Mile Youth Fun Run - 8:30am Start
The 1 mile Youth Fun Run (ages 5-14), will be run on a flat blacktop course around town. The Starting Line will be at the intersection of the Main and Lincoln streets. The Finish Line will be in close proximity to the starting line. ALL RUNNERS will receive a medal for participating. We will not have age divisions.
*Parents are encouraged to run with their children*
October 9, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Falun Classic Bicycle Ride, a 32-mile fun bike ride that meanders through the beautiful Smoky Valley. The course starts and ends at Riverside Park, located at the 500 block of S. 1st Street. More than 100 riders typically participate in this annual event. Register early here. Discounted rate runs through September 25. Ride begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, October 9.
Kansas State Fair
In January of 1873 - when the prairie town of Hutchinson was barely one year old - a group of businessmen met and organized the Reno County Agricultural Society. On September 23-24 that year, the society hosted a fair which was held in a small wooden livery stable behind the town's only bank on the northwest corner of Sherman and Main.
Today the Fair has far outgrown its humble beginnings. Join us in Hutchinson to celebrate all things Kansas for the 2022 Kansas State Fair that will be held September 9-18. You will find the Lindsborg booth in the Dillons Building, the weekend of September 17 and 18.
What is there to do? Browse the schedule of events, page through the visitor guide, and purchase tickets for a variety of activities ranging from concerts to rides on the Midway. General admission includes a multitude of exhibits and activities.
10:30am: Tales for Tots--A 30 minute picture book program features music, puppets, and guided play designed for children age 2-5 to attend with an adult.
Thursdays, September 8 & 22, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17
4:00pm: LEGO Club--Join the hour long program every other week to flex those creative & engineering muscles! Bricks are provided by the Library... just bring your imagination!
Fridays, September 10-November 18
10:30am: Books & Babies Story Time--A 30 minute intro-to-books program features music, puppets, board books, and rhymes for babies and toddlers age 0-2 to attend with an adult.
Saturday, September 17
10:30-11:30am: Library Tech Talk--discussion about using the e-Library options. Bring your personal devices and questions as everyone learns and practices accessing the online catalog and e-Library apps.
Watch the library's Facebook page for more information on upcoming library events.
The library will be closed on Monday, September 5, for Labor Day so be sure to borrow those movies, books, and games before the holiday!
The Lindsborg Community Library is located at 111 S. Main Street.
Saturdays in Swensson Park
Browse a variety of late summer produce, baked goods, farm fresh products, and hand-crafted products that will be available at the Lindsborg Farmers Market until the last of the summer produce ripens. Goods vary each week and vendor stands are ready for business each Saturday morning from 7:30-11:00am, or until supplies run out.
The Farmers Market is located in Swensson Park, 400 block of N. Main Street.
Join one of the fastest growing motorcycle rallies in Kansas! Events for the day include a Biker Breakfast, Flag Parade, Poker Run, Dual Dyno Drag, concert and more! Check their website for event descriptions and times.
Needing an overnight stay close to the action? Check out the lodging options in Lindsborg, located just under 10 miles from Marquette. Make a weekend of it by hitting Thunder on the Smoky and checking out the sites in Lindsborg.