Have you ever heard of Lucas, Kansas before?
We hadn't either until we were planning a roadtrip back in 2005.
Lucas is an amazing little town packed full of art and artists.
Back during our visit in 2005, I even tried to convince Chris to move there for a year so that we could concentrate on making art and being creative (I am always trying to convince Chris to move someplace else for a bit, so far, it has only successfully worked once- when we lived down in San Luis Obispo, California).
This time around we did a whirlwind tour of Lucas because we were trying to get to Hays where we were going to stay the night.
Behold the wonder that is Lucas, Kansas (population 400)...
Make sure to click on the links that I have provided to view more photos of the artwork and destinations...
Ceramicist Eric Abraham's Flying Pig Studio & Gallery.
Eric Abraham creates fun and beautiful art and functional objects out of ceramic.
Unfortunately, this time around we didn't go into his studio because of the fact we had to get to Hays before it got too late.
During our previous visit we met Eric who is a great guy, and he gave us a tour of his gallery/studio/home.
The Grassroots Art Center
On our previous visit Chris and I spent a lot of time looking at and taking pictures of the incredible collection of art that the Grassroots Art Center has.
The Center features painted limestone sculptures, a motorcycle and a car made out of pull tabs and tons of other interesting things.
The Garden of Eden is a fantastical place filled with sculptures that were created by an intriguing man by the name of S.P. Dinsmoor from 1907-1928.
You can go on a tour of the gardens and the home, as well as visit his tomb where you can see him laying inside his coffin!
The World's Largest Collection of the Worlds Smallest Versions of the Worlds Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction & Museum
On our visit to Lucas in 2005 we met the creative lady behind the bus pictured above.
As the title says she makes the Worlds Smallest Versions of the Worlds Largest Things.
Check out her list of What's Large Where in the United States
The World's Largest Souvenir Travel Plate painted by the creator of The World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things, Erika Nelson.
This post was originally published on July 31, 2008.