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Midwest's rural 'galleries' share their art all year long

Midwest's rural 'galleries' share their art all year long

For some artists, nothing goes to waste, and galleries have no walls. Art and nature intertwine at these rural destinations, to enrich a Midwest road trip during any time of year, even in the depths of winter. Admission is free unless noted. Lakenenland, Chocolay, Mich.: Tom Lakenen moved his comical, patriotic and sometimes political scrap iron sculptures 8 miles after township officials declared the lifelong welder's front-yard art collage illegal. Now the artwork shows up on 37 acres along Michigan Highway 28 and snowmobile trail No. 417 in the Upper Peninsula. The property is a popular place to watch the Midnight Run and UP200, two dog-sled races that run Feb. 14. (The UP200...

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