The Harveyville Project finds its home in two former rural school buildings and roughly 10 acres in Harveyville, KS. Our overriding purpose is to provide an inspiring, energizing environment to foster creative output. Initially, we’re focused on small workshops, residents, and community projects.
Our residence programs range from two weeks to six months and cover living/studio space, utilities, and dinner. Try a short recharge to get past a creative or procrastination bottleneck, or take several months to concentrate on a major project or thesis. By removing your accustomed distractions (shopping, traffic, social commitments, work routine), you can unclutter your mind and focus more directly on your craft. We invite artists, writers, musicians, and craftsmen, both student and professional.
We support local food growers and serve local produce in season, as well as local meat and dairy and homegrown eggs, herbs, and produce.
We’re currently using/improving the first two buildings, located in Harveyville. Last year, we decided to streamline and sell the Eskridge buildings back to a local. The 5th and 6th grade rooms of the grade school were home to the Harveyville United Methodist Church since the tornado last year, but the new church is almost complete, so they’ll be moving into their shiny new home very soon. It’s been a treat having a little bit of the community housed in the old school.
|Harveyville Rural High School (1939)||Harveyville Grade School (1954)|
|Future expansion plans…|
Founders (AKA managers, janitors, fixer-uppers, administrators, cooks)
Nikol Lohr is a writer, crafter, and a longtime but surprisingly unsophisticated web nerd. She may not know art, but she knows what she likes.
She’s cupcake on Ravelry, QueenieVonSugarpants on flickr and @thriftyknitter on twitter.