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Murals in Chelsea pedestrian tunnel to be revealed Saturday

Murals in Chelsea pedestrian tunnel to be revealed Saturday

Project Chelsea of Chelsea, Oklahoma, is inviting Mother Road fans to the town’s historic pedestrian tunnel under Route 66 to see the new murals in it that will be revealed Saturday. The Route 66 Pedestrian Underpass Mural will be unveiled at 4…

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New Route 66-inspired sculpture dedicated in Albuquerque

New Route 66-inspired sculpture dedicated in Albuquerque

“Reels and Wheels,” a new public art sculpture in front of the historic Hiland Theatre, recently was dedicated in Albuquerque. According to KRQE-TV: The art piece serves a dual purpose as art and as the ABQ Ride bus shelter for…

New sculptures soon will grace Route 66 in Tulsa

New sculptures soon will grace Route 66 in Tulsa

New sculptures soon will be greenlighted by the Tulsa Arts Commission and installed along Route 66 in Tulsa. KOKI-TV in Tulsa reports these artist’s renderings aren’t final, but are close.. First is a Route 66-inspired sculpture at the Admiral Traffic Circle that is Mingo…

Mother Road Revival folk festival in Tulsa announced

Mother Road Revival folk festival in Tulsa announced

A folk music and film festival Sept. 8-11 in Tulsa called the Mother Road Revival that pays tribute to Route 66 was announced this morning at the city’s BOK Center arena, with popular country-rock artist Jason Isbell as the headlining…

Amarillo proposes a cultural district

Amarillo proposes a cultural district

Amarillo, Texas, is lobbying for the creation of an officially sanctioned cultural district that includes Route 66. According to the Amarillo Globe-News: The proposed district lines aren’t a compact square, but instead stretch to include downtown with the Amarillo Civic Center Complex…

New sculpture being installed next to Tulsa Route 66

New sculpture being installed next to Tulsa Route 66

A new sculpture is being installed this week next to the Route 66 Gateway at Crystal City Shopping Center in west Tulsa. Artist Eileen Gay of Reno, Nevada, delivered the sculpture, titled “Floating Hanger.” The Tulsa World had a description…

GlassBoy Studios opens in Arcadia

GlassBoy Studios opens in Arcadia

Joel Rayburn’s GlassBoy Studios neon-lighting company — also home to Tourist Trap Tees –opened for business last week in downtown Arcadia, Oklahoma, next to Route 66 and the town’s famous Round Barn. The above photo is shows the business and the custom-painted Route 66…

Ramada Kingman running a Route 66 photo contest

Ramada Kingman running a Route 66 photo contest

Ramada Kingman in Kingman, Arizona, is asking Route 66 fans to help decorate the facility’s lounge, restaurant and lobby as part of the hotel’s continuing revitalization. To that end, the Ramada Kingman is running a photo contest. More details from…

Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative wants a new name, logo

Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative wants a new name, logo

The folks behind the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative are hoping someone in the community can come up with a new name and logo for the group with a contest. From the news release this week: The past two…

Review: “Route 66: In Search of Ghosts and Treasures”

A new Route 66 book designed mostly for children finds a way to explain what still exists on the Mother Road and what is gone. Adults also might find pleasure with the text by Phyllis Chandler Grey and illustrations by…

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