Scissortail 207 is a community art center just getting started in 2014. Located on the second floor of a downtown Grand Island, Nebraska, building, it will host a variety of events and groups for artists in Grand Island on a limited basis. The main purpose of the art center will be to offer space for gatherings and, when feasible, studio space for creative activities as well.
Our long-range plan includes acquiring a small acreage where studio space and residencies can be set up for artists from around the country who wish refine their craft and concept and learn how to integrate the arts with their Christian faith.
The art center’s namesake is the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, a small bird indigenous to the central and southern North American prairies. It is found in the very southern part of Nebraska.
We chose the name before knowing exactly where the art center would be established, when we were looking at central and eastern Kansas as an ideal location. Even though it appears Nebraska is where we will be staying, we’re sticking with the name since we like the bird and the name and have already begun to work with the brand.