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Self-Guided Art Tour:

Lindsborg’s founding fathers and the Lindsborg community of today are dedicated to higher learning and love of the arts. Central to the community is Bethany College, a private liberal arts college with a long tradition in the arts. Lindsborg is home to the longest running continual performance of Handel’s Messiah, and Broadway RFD is the longest running outdoor theater in the state of Kansas. The local school district was awarded for being one of the best 100 communities in America for outstanding music programs in primary education. Presentations of music, visual arts and performing arts are at the heart of our daily lives and ethnic celebrations. With 60 working artists and nine public working studios and galleriespublic art is a way of life in the 'Borg.

Outside in downtown Lindsborg:
The 100 and 200 block of South Main and the 100 block of North Main are hosts to 47 works of art from artists both past and present. Look for paintings, the Wild Dala herd, sculptures, wind vanes, murals, iron works and tiles.

Go Inside!
  • Bibliotek (the library), 111 S. Main St. - Houses wild dalas, wood carvings and decorative ironwork in the Swedish room.
  • The Old Grind, 112 N. Main St.  - Tabletops pictorially depicting coffology, the study of coffee.
  • The Swedish Country Inn, 112 W. Lincoln St. - Handpainted border in dining room and kurbit panel in public restroom.
  • The Bouquet Shoppe, 103 N. Main St. - G.N. Malm stenciled walls dating early 1900s.
  • Post Office - 125 E. Lincoln Street - Birger Sandzen wall mural.
  • Courtyard Bakery, 125 N. Main St. - Maleta Forsberg wall mural.
  • Bank of America, 118 N. Main St. - Ask to see the Swedish folk paintings in the community room.
  • Scott's Hometown Foods, 215 Harrison St. - Decorative ironwork.


Artwork Title or Medium


 Bethany College Campus Several sculptures around campus.  Wallerstedt Learning Center (Library) - Multiple works by various artists.  Various artists
 Bethany Lutheran Church
 320 N. Main St.
 Multiple works
 Oscar Gunnarson
 John Whitfield
 Malcolm Esping
 Various artists in the church
 Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
 401 N. First St.
 The Little Triton
 Rags and the Children
 Carl Milles
 Pete Felton
 Corner of Lincoln and Harrison  Välkommen Arch  Dauer Welding
 Elmwood Cemetery
 1/4 mile east on Wells Fargo Rd.
 off of Harrison St.
 Wrought iron arch at entrance   Brian Holdsworth 
 Messiah Lutheran Church
 402 N. First St.
 Stained Glass Windows
 Peace Pole and Labyrinth
 Other works
 Eldon B. Swensson
 Various artists in the church
 Seasons of the Fox B&B
 511 N. Second St.
 Wild Dala
 Mural (inside)
 Deb McGaughey
 Smoky Valley High School
 Commons Area
 #1 Viking Blvd
 Viking (life-size Viking wood carving)  Dave Anderson 
 Swensson Park
 400 block of N. Main St.
 Viking Valley - Wild Dala Horse and Murals  N/A
 St. Bridget Catholic Church
 206 W. Swensson St.
 Lucia  John Whitfield  
 Lindsborg Hospital
 601 W. Lincoln St.
 Florence Nightingales's Lamp  John Whitfield  
 N.W. of Lindsborg, 2 miles south of Coronado Heights Road on 12th Ave.  Marker on Location of First Bethany Church  John Whitfield  
 3 locations: Riverside Park corner of First St. and Lindsborg St., 824 N. Second St., 422 N. Washington St.  Rune Stones  John Whitfield  
 Cornado Heights, N.W. of Lindsborg off of 13th Ave.  A Place to Share  John Whitfield  
 Elmwood Cemetery, 1/4 mile east on Wells Fargo Rd. off of Harrision St.  Wrought Iron Arch  Brian Holdsworth  
 Evangelical Covenant Church
 102 S. Washington St.
 Multiple works  Various artists in the church  
 Trinity United Methodist Church
 224 S. Main St.
 Altar paintings  G.N. Malm and Birger Sandzén  

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