Schmiedler garden and grassroots art

710 Missouri Street
Lawrence, Kansas

Lawrence's Art Tougeau
Kansas Grassroots Art & Artists

Schmiedler grassroots art - Lawrence, Kansas
Nick Schmiedler lawn art - Lawrence, Kansas
Nick Schmiedler lawn art

We first encountered Nick Schmiedler's folk art at Art Tougeau - Lawrence, Kansas' annual wheeled-art parade and wheel-apalooza. While researching the vehicles entered in Art Tougeau, I learned that Nick has created many other unique art features.

The Lawrence home of Cindy and Nick Schmiedler has been turned into a grassroots environment. The various interesting mobiles, statues and unusual fence shown here can all be seen from the street and sidewalk, without entering the Schmiedler's yard.

Nick has no formal art education, but writes that he has been tinkering with found, salvaged and natural objects for decades.  He is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild in 2008 and produces art for show and sale. He also does commissions.

Pathway from the street in 2009

Schmiedler folk art chandelier
Crapalabra - grassroots' chandelier decorated with scrap metal, trophy, dome light, rubber ball, Bart Simpson and more

Schmiedler front yard art - Lawrence, Kansas
Schmiedler front yard

Violet's Tub - Nick Schmiedeler art
Violet's Tub - bathtub, scrap springs, bowling ball, native rock, wind chimes and mirror

License plates from all 50 states and Washington D.C.


Schmiedler back yard - Lawrence, Kansas
Walk around and follow the alley to the back of the Schmiedler house to see for folk art

Schmiedler folk art alley - Lawrence, Kansas
Alley behind the Schmiedler home

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