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Independence Historical Museum & Art Center 8th and Myrtle
PO Box 294
Independence, KS 67301


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
--Tues - Sat
Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission Fee
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Ages 6-18
Free - Ages 5 & Under
Free Active Military

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Closed on major holidays


65st Annual Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit

June 23, 2018 - July 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM tuesdays through Saturdays

The art exhibit is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, June 23-July 12 between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

First and second place awards will be given in the divisions of: Oil/Acrylic Painting, Watercolor Painting, Drawing (pencil, pastel, charcoal), Mixed Media and Three-dimensional work0 (ceramics and sculpture). First place prizes of $200 and second place prizes of $100 will be awarded in each of the above five categories. A cash prize of $250 will be given to the "Sharon Viets Best of Show" entry as selected by the judge. A "People's Choice" Award of $200 selected by popular vote will be given at the completion of the show.

Prize money is donated by Independence businesses and individuals. To make a donation, call IHMAC at 620-331-3515.

The exhibit judge is Jack Weaver, retired Pittsburg Middle School Visual Art Instructor. In addition to teaching art for 34 years, he is a producing artist with pieces in sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and jewelry.

For a list of winners, click here.

For further information call:
Kym Kays (620) 330-7597 or Eenie Fitzpatrick (620)331-9488