Are you a local artist who would like an opportunity to exhibit your art work in historic Downtown Durand during the May Railroad Days Festival? Are you a person who loves art and historic buildings? Then there is an event coming up in May that you should not miss.
The National Railroad Memorial, Inc. (NRMI) is proud to sponsor the Durand Railroad Days, ArtWalk 2016, downtown Durand, Friday May 13th, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. Artists will be strategically located throughout the downtown including Iron Horse Park. The event is free, although if desired many of the artists will have their work available to sell to excited patrons. Refreshments will not be served during this event, but if you enjoy trying new beers and wine, the ArtWalk is followed by the annual Beer and Wine Tasting Tent for Railroad Days at 8:00 pm. (Admission charged) The ArtWalk is a self-guided tour that will transform the core of downtown Durand into an arts district during Railroad Days.
New this year added to the self-guided walking tour of art work is information about noted art and historic sites in downtown Durand. Did you know that many of the buildings in Durand were built before Durand Union Station? For example, Congregational Church was built in 1898. Did you know that Durand currently has several unique works of art downtown by noted local artists and artists from around the state? (Hint: several murals and the Sandula Clock)
Applications for artists to exhibit and businesses to host an artist with more information about the event can be found on the Durand Railroad Days website: www.durandrailroaddays.com. If you are not artistic but love art and history, circle the date on your calendar and plan to stroll downtown enjoying the sights, the unique art, the stories, and the historic architecture of this all American Railroad city.
The National Railroad Memorial, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation organized as a 501 (C) (3). Our mission is to honor the men and women of the railroad industry by educating the public as to the importance of their roles in our nation’s past, present, and future. NRMI is partnering with the City of Durand to honor these individuals by building the National Railroad Memorial as the center piece of Diamond District Park, downtown Durand.
The Durand Now RAILROAD DAYS INFO DEPOT is presented by Vision Lawn, Complete Property Maintenance. Call (989) 288-4649.