Byway of Art

Center for Rural Affairs

Funding Received: 2014
Lyons, NE
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

The Center for Rural Affairs, based in Lyons, NE, will work with with its hometown and three neighboring rural towns for the collaborative advancement of local arts. Artists, tradespersons, elders and youth will be engaged in the envisioning and creation of contextual artworks in each of these four communities. The works will celebrate the communities' own qualities, while also tying in to the overall regional culture. The four projects will be marketed together by way of an autumn festival, encouraging local citizens to celebrate their culture and others to make the region a destination. The 18 month long participatory process will be as elemental to the project as the culminating works and celebration.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Nov 24, 2015
As populations in small towns dwindle, residents who refuse to let their communities fade away search for any hook to give people a reason to... Read More
Nov 17, 2015
On a Monday night, Main Street is closed — for a movie, according to signs on the barricades. A crowd has gathered on the brick... Read More
Nov 3, 2015
Lyons-area residents stood transfixed Monday as the new storefront theater slowly unfurled from its perch on Main Street, unveiling cushioned bleacher seating for the upcoming... Read More
Nov 1, 2015
Decatur will unveil its Rural Legends trolley and station at 3 p.m. today on Broadway Street downtown. Lyons will unveil its storefront theater at 6:30... Read More
Oct 29, 2015
Two Burt County's stops on the Byway of Art are slated to open in the next few days. Decatur's new storytelling space opens Sunday afternoon... Read More