The Belmond Area Arts Council (BAAC) was formed in the late 70s with the mission of promoting arts. We were gifted a 120-acre farm and building site from the late Cloe Jenison if we would build a museum to promote art. The Arts Council was formed and the dream was becoming reality. Our beautiful museum regularly hosts the works of several local artists. The walls are filled with color and creativity. Throughout the years, some of us concluded that art can take on many forms. With that, the Prairie Homestead Antique Power and Country Craft Show was born. More years passed, and we decided to explore some other forms of art. How about "open air" art? We started "Kites Over the Prairie." Last year, we had many families come out and we gave away 40 kites to the kids. Keep your mind "in tune" with us as you never know what art form we may surprise the community with next!
The Art Museum is open to the general public every Sunday from 1:30-4:30, or by appointment. If you are interested in visiting the Museum by appointment, then please call 641-444-4635 or 641-444-4319.