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Locals can go green at Art of Green Festival

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

The Art of Green Festival, to be held Aug. 9-10, was created in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour.

The event will feature exhibits, seminars, antique John Deere equipment and memorabilia displays, as well as tours of the John Deere Historic Site.

There will be an hourly shuttle service to bring visitors from downtown Dixon to the historic site.

A collection of Walter Haskell Hinton art, including almost 50 pieces from the Deere & Company art collection, will be on display at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St.

Nathan Augustine, Deere & Co. art and collections manager, will be available to answer questions about the collection from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9, with a presentation at 7.

Private collections of vintage John Deere equipment will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Aug. 9 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 on First Street, between Galena and Hennepin avenues.

The site will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Admission is $5, and free for ages 12 and younger.

The event is sponsored by John Deere Historic Site, The Next Picture Show, Sauk Valley Bank, and Dixon Tourism.

For more information, call The Next Picture Show at 815-285-4924 or the John Deere Historic Site at 815-652-4551.

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