Plans are in the works for the Sheldon Museum traveling exhibit’s return to North Platte this fall.

The 34th annual Sheldon Museum of Art Statewide Exhibition is coming in October to the Prairie Arts Center, 416 N. Jeffers St.

The North Platte Art Study League is hosting the exhibition locally with NebraskaLand National Bank as corporate sponsor. The bank has provided support for the Sheldon exhibition for more than 20 years, according to a press release.

On a state level, the exhibition is made possible by the support of Farmers Mutual Insurance of Nebraska, Rhonda Seacrest, Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Sheldon Art Association.

This year the theme of the exhibition is “From Where I Stand.”

The exhibition will feature paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures from the Sheldon Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

There is no admission charge. The exhibition will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Each year, 2,000 to 3,000 students from schools in North Platte and communities in western Nebraska have visited the exhibition, and volunteer docents have told the students about the artworks and led the students in discussion,

Since its inception in 1987, the exhibition series has reached 330,000 people in 24 Nebraska communities.

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