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John Deere Historic Site Brings Art Festival to Illinois Public

chris sandler 10/24/2012 @ 10:30am Just a guy who lives in Maine, has friends, has family, and has a good time.


Although John Deere is known as a company that helps to create beautiful landscapes and feed the population of America, the business has looked at exploring other avenues in terms of bringing quality to the lives of people in the U.S.

Since the company is celebrating its 175th anniversary throughout the year, there have been a number of events that are being held in order to raise interest in the history of John Deere and its place in American culture.

The company’s historic site in Grand Detour, Illinois, has been a place that is buzzing this year, as it has held various events throughout 2012, ranging from blacksmith gatherings to art shows.

The site also hosted the Grand Detour Arts Festival, where some of the finest artists from the Midwest gathered to display their works to visitors. More than 50 talented individuals were in attendance, and guests had the chance of seeing their paintings, sculptures and photography against the backdrop of colorful farm equipment.

“We are very excited to bring this fine arts show to life again this year,” said Karen Tucker and Lisa Gabriel, co-chairs of the festival. “It is a tradition in Grand Detour, one that many local and regional residents look forward to each year, as it brings a fine caliber of artists together in one setting. Hosting the Grand Detour Arts Festival on the grounds of the John Deere Historic Site provides an elegant and peaceful backdrop and participants can make a full day of the event.”

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