Art Work of Crawford County Driving Tour

Art Work of Crawford County Driving Tour

Radley, Kansas 66762, United States

Created By: Explore Crawford County

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Galleries, Monuments, Murals & Sculptures of Crawford County, Kansas


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A hand crafted 2,000 pound bronze Gorilla sculpture towers over Gorilla Village. Designed by world-renowned artist, Tom Corbin, and unveiled in 2014.
Inside the Weede Physical building on the campus of Pittsburg State University. By famed sports artist, Ted Watts, this mural series highlights Carnie Smith and his Kansas State Teacher’s College Gorillas who won the 1957 and 1961 NAIA N... Read more
Inside the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, this gallery features special exhibitions.
This larger-than-life bronze piece is along the southeast edge of University Lake. It's a reproduction of an ancient Chinese sculpture made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD) and was a 100th birthday gift to the University from a dig... Read more
Completed in 2004. Oversees Willard Plaza, on the north end of Nation Hall. By Mark Switlik.
Created by Joe Beeler, this sculpture is at the entrance to the Bryant Student Health Center on the campus of Pittsburg State University.
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Bronze sculpture of a Native American playing a flute. Designed by Joe Beeler and dedicated on October 11, 2001.
Located inside Porter Hall on PSU campus. Displays contemporary art from contributors from all over the U.S., university faculty, graduate students, and other local artists. ...
An iconic fiberglass structure created by the late Larry Wooster, an art instructor at the university. Located on the south side of Overman Student Center.
Located inside St Pius X Catholic Center on the campus of Pittsburg State University. A memorial to Catholic priest from Kansas who served as a Korean War II U.S. Army Chaplain. Died a POW while ensuring survival of others. Awarded Medal of... Read more
The best place to get a selfie with Pittsburg State's splif-face gorilla logo. PSU is the only college in the nation with a gorilla mascot. ...
This tiger is named for the former owner of the building, and what was once Broadway Productions - a popular costume and gift shop. Today, the building is Main Street Axe ("more fun than darts"). This mural is by art students at Pittsburg S... Read more
This mural features sunflowers and plants to help brighten Downtown Pittsburg. Finished 2021. By Jenna Spencer.
Inside Fun Zone Depot. This historic building includes decades old 140' exterior painted sign. Murals inside include coal fired kiddy-sized train & logos honoring local schools. Murals by Jenna Spencer.
Built in 1904 to sell tombstones & monuments. Exterior includes hand carved stone figures of prominent folk heroes including Mark Twain and Carrie Nation.
A large, very colorful alley mural
Tells the story of the immigrants who settled in Southeast Kansas and shows what the immediate area looked like at the turn of the century.
Miner's Memorial includes a larger-than-life-size bronze statue of an era miner, with granite monuments inscribed with the names of miners who worked in the Pittsburg-Weir coalfields.
Located inside the Pittsburg Public Library, which has its own unique history and showcases other art work and exhibits. Features St. Barbara, the patron saint of coal miners, and a number of the wives, mothers & grandmothers of miners ... Read more
In the style of vintage "Welcome from..." postcards. By Jenna Spencer. On the side of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Explore Crawford County building. ...
Created by Pittsburg State art students, a young miner gives flowers to a Southeast Kansas girl holding a chicken. ...
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On the south side of the Frisco Freight Event Center. By Jenna Spencer.
Unintintionally, the largest mural in Downtown Pittsburg has an Alfred Hitchcock vibe. By Jenna Spencer.
Along old Jefferson Highway, this transportation heritage mural shows off vehicles of multiple eras. Look for the quirky element of surprise.
Honoring Women of Faith, this sculpture by Linda Dabeau is in the shadows of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was dedicated in 2006.
An artists' cooperative gallery, ArtForms offers handmade art & fine crafts for sale as well as hands-on workshops led by member artists in a casual atmosphere.
Call it "street art", "fine art" or "a mural" - six Pittsburg ArtWalk artists were each given a space to paint their interpretation of the term "Your Downtown".
Located inside the Memorial Auditorium, this gallery is a jewel within a jewel, featuring the work of local artists & exhibits on loan from other galleries.
Located inside the Memorial Auditorium, murals depict Greek theatre's two ancient symbols for comedy (sock) and tragedy (buskin); and, a vintage movie theater marquee, which includes posters for upcoming performances. Murals by Jenna Spe... Read more
Get your picture taken with your favorite cartoon hero or villain. Mural is on the outside wall of a non-profit charity working to help meet basic needs.
Engraved stones from American Legions throughout Kansas and an airplane propeller were used to create a monument honoring the namesake of this local airport.
Features several historic buildings in the Girard community.
Dedicated on Girard's Centennial Birthday in 1969, this monument honors the spot the town's founder shot a deer and claimed the land for the new community.
This large, colorful mural honors the rural folk art tradition of barn quilts and was dedicated at Girard's sesquicentennial in 2018.
Inside Miners Hall Museum. A charcoal mural by Antonio Martinez, tells the story of the thousands of immigrants who came to America to work in area coal mines.
Carved statues by chainsaw artist Ed Babcock.
Created for Arma's 100th centennial in 2009, this mural highlights the community's mining past as well as popular businesses through the years.

 

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