"ART IN THE PARK, GOING STRONG FOR OVER 40 YEARS" Top 5 Page for this destination Kearney Things to Do Tip by Rich62

Kearney Things to Do: 49 reviews and 151 photos

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  • Browsing the displays at the 2014 Art in the Park - Kearney
      Browsing the displays at the 2014 Art in the Park
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Each year on the second Sunday in July one of the top 200 outdoor art shows in America is held in Kearney's Harmon Park. In the picture are some of the fiberglass cranes that were placed around town as part of a community-wide display. Each one was painted by a local artist. The reason for the cranes is that thousands of (live) Sandhill Cranes migrate through this area each spring. The second photos shows an artist at work.

In 2014 the show was scheduled for July 13th, 9 am to 5 pm. (always a Sunday)

Other types of art on display are bronze sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photography, and so on. This is a juried show, so the quality is very good. Exhibitors come not only from Nebraska but several other states as well. In 2010 there were 60 artists displaying their work.

A concession stand by Faith United Methodist Church provides homemade pies, drinks,
sandwiches, etc.
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Address: Harmon Park, Kearney, Nebraska
Directions: Harmon Park is at 5th Avenue and 29th Street.

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  • Updated Jul 13, 2014
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