Grassroots Art Center joins Smithsonian program
By The Hays Daily News
LUCAS -- Entry into the Grassroots Art Center will be free Sept. 28 as part of Smithsonian Magazine's ninth annual Museum Day Live, a program that offers free admission to visitors presenting a ticket that can be obtain online.
Hundreds of museums across the nation are participating, including Historic Fort Hays.
It's all in the spirit of the Smithsonian's policy of free admission.
Two free tickets are available to everyone who has an email address.
Last year's event drew more than 400,000 participants, and this year's event expects record-high participation.
The Grassroots Art Center in Lucas exhibits, educates, preserves, and documents self-taught art environments in the Midwest.
The Sept. 24 to 28 temporary exhibit will be "A Peace of My Mind," and include photographs of John Noltner from Bloomington, Minn. The exhibit is part of the Sunflower Visual Arts Festival planned or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 in Lucas.
Noltner and Minneapolis, Minn., musician Heatherlyn will present a program at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at the art center.
All visitors are welcome to attend.
Museum Day Live! tickets are available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain fee entrance for two at participating venues for one day only.
One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.