Cozad Art Book

Robert Henri Museum director, Peter Osborne, recently completed a booklet "Art on the 100th Meridian" showcasing the abundance of artwork in Cozad, whether indoors or outdoors.  The first comprehensive brochure for art in town, this guide is a valuable resource for residents and visitors to explore and learn about the artwork that contributes to Cozad's art heritage.

View a printable copy of the booklet HERE.

Cozad Designated Creative District

Cozad was named a recipient of a state grant designation as a Creative Arts District in 2023.  The goal is to enhance and promote our vibrant community on the historic 100th Meridian.  We are excited to watch opportunities grow!

A recent project for the district was new signage at our Welcome Garden which serves as the entrance to the historic downtown area.

Follow The Haymaker Creative District on Facebook HERE to learn more about their projects and events.

New Cozad Art

The Cozad Tourism Committee is excited to announce new artwork commissioned to celebrate Cozad's 150th anniversary. (1873-2023)
Located on the 100th Meridian Museum, the Cozad 150 Barn Quilt celebrates four areas of importance to Cozad: Agriculture, the Railroad, the Arts, and the 100th Meridian.  Learn more HERE.
Located on the side of 222 Hardware, the Welcome to Cozad Mural provides a vibrant backdrop across the street from the Green Space downtown.  Learn more HERE.


Cozad Visitors Guide

Follow the link to our Cozad Visitors Guide to learn more about the region, learn about our history and art, discover places to shop and dine, and explore entertainment options.  

Click HERE to download a copy of the Visitors Guide.

Barn Quilts of Dawson County, Nebraska

In celebration of our agricultural and quilting heritage, over 100 brightly painted barn quilt blocks are on display throughout Dawson  County.  Enjoy a scenic drive through our communities, located off of I-80 and Highway 30 in central Nebraska.

The barn quilt movement began on Ohio farms in the early 2000's as Donna Sue Groves painted the first block to celebrate her mother, Maxine.  Since that time, barn quilts have become the fastest growing grassroots art movement across the US and Canada.  Enjoy reading about how barn quilts on our trail share inspirational stories about an individual's interests, their family heritage, or represent a significance to a business or particular location.

As you follow the trail, we invite you to delight in small town shopping, savor the flavors of local dining, and perhaps visit a museum or two along the way.

Outdoor Art in Dawson County, Nebraska

Our outdoor art has expanded to include the 50 States Barn Quilt, Cozad Creates Icons, Rhakenna's Wings, and the Sculpture Garden at Wilson Public library projects.  You'll enjoy art throughout town as you celebrate Cozad's art spirit.

Thank you for your support of Cozad Tourism and the Dawson County area!

Help us expand our trail!  Upload your barn quilts to our site. 

Want to upload your barn quilt to our trail?  To be listed on our trail, we request that barn quilts are visible from a public street or roadway within Dawson County, Nebraska.  Submit your info by emailing [email protected].

Info Requested:

Photo and Name of Barn Quilt


Any other info you'd like to share such as the inspiration or significance of the design.

Want to upload your own quilt?
(Dawson County, NE Quilts ONLY)

Fill out the form to submit your quilt design.

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