Kansas artist Stan Herd, best known for his earthwork art, is teaming up with the Kansas Departments of Commerce and Transportation, and the Kansas Lottery.. painting and talking up the state nine scenic byways. He's created a series of scenes along each byway and will visit byways towns this summer and fall to promote the new initiative.
Herd's original works of art will also be grand prizes in the new lottery instant scratch game called "Painted Byways." Four of the byways will be featured on the new tickets.
Commerce Secretary David Kerr says, "With the summer travel season rapidly approaching, the Painted Byways Project is a great way to encourage out-of-state visitors and Kansans to hit the road and experience everything the state has to offer."
The Kansas Scenic Byway program began in the early 1990s as a cooperative effort among private citizens, local groups, governments, and state agencies. The aim of the byways program is to increase tourism and educate the traveling public about our Kansas history, environment and culture.