The art of Lester Raymer

212 S. Main
Lindsborg, Kansas 67456
(785) 227-2217

Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 1 - 5 PM
$5 donation encouraged

Red Barn Studio Map

Red Barn Studio Museum - art of Lester Raymer
Red Barn Studio - Lindsborg, Kansas
Red Barn Studio Museum - art of Lester Raymer

From 1945-1991 the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg, Kansas was the working studio of professional artist and craftsman Lester Raymer. Although Raymer studied at the Chicago Art Institute, his art has a decided "outsider" feel.

The Red Barn Studio is filled with Raymer's art and handiwork, including paintings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, stitchery, woodcarving, furniture and metalwork. He even built much of the studio, starting from two small barns which he connected. 

Many of Lester Raymer's art and crafts, including the Red Barn Studio itself, were made from recycled materials. He took discarded objects, and transformed them into beautiful works of art and crafts, gifts, toys and decorative elements for the studio. Almost every item and surface in the Red Barn Studio was created or modified by Lester Raymer.

The Lester Raymer's Red Barn Studio Museum opened to the public in 1997. It is operated by the Raymer Society for the Art, which also sponsors an Artist in Residence program.


Lester Raymer's work bench - Red Barn Studio Museum
Lester Raymer's work bench

Sally Johnson, artist and manager of the Red Barn Studio Museum showing some of Lester Raymer's
recycled and embellished furnishings.


Each year Lester Raymer created a special Christmas gift for his wife, Ramona. Usually a toy. Noah's Ark is
just one of the 53 toys that he made over a period of 30 years.

Red Barn Studio Map - Lindsborg, Kansas
Red Barn Studio Map

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