Artists sought for Arts at the Barn

DeKALB – Local artists, photographers, authors and crafters are invited to display and sell their works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center, 921 W. Lincoln Highway, in the first Arts at the Barn event.

Arts at the Barn is part of the Glidden Homestead’s Year of the Barn programming.

Artists should provide their own tables, chairs and equipment to display and sell their artwork on the lawn of the homestead. The cost to participate is $20, and the deadline to register is June 15.

Glidden received the patent for “The Winner” barbed wire on Nov. 24, 1874. The site also includes a recreated blacksmith shop similar to the one where Glidden’s collaborator, Phineas Vaughan, worked farther east on Lincoln Highway.

The homestead and welcome center are open for from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, and from noon to 4 p.m.the second and fourth Sundays of the month through October. Special programmingi s presented on several Sundays throughout the season, starting with Puppets at the Barn on June 8.

For more information about the homestead, and to register for Arts at the Barn, call the welcome center at 815-756-7904 or visit

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