MARYSVILLE, Kan. - Those in a northeastern Kansas town can get a taste of their states natural beauty, by just taking a trip downtown.

A new exhibit dubbed “See Kansas” is up and running at the Lee Dam Center. According to Wayne Kruse of the art center, the exhibit includes a series of paintings, each with a theme of a Kansas natural landmark.

“See Kansas is done by a group called Parks and Green Spaces… They put out an all call to Kansas artists asking to use a style of the 1930’s and 40’s,” Kruse said. “They asked them to imagine their favorite space in Kansas and to imagine it, using that style.”

The look of the nine paintings on display is known by many as the style promoting America’s national parks and areas of beauty throughout the 20th century. Kruse says exhibits like See Kansas always draw crowds to Marysville.

“The art center is a draw, period,” Kruse said. “When e looked at our August attendance numbers, there were almost 400 people that came to the art center to see the display on exhibition last month, so we know locals, and people from out of town, come to see the art on display.”

Also on display through the weekend are a number of old bicycles, as Marysville hosts a large bike ride this weekend. When it comes to See Kansas, Kruse says the art might change peoples perspectives of Kansas as a whole.

“It shows the beauty and the diversity of the state,” Kruse said. “You see the prints, and, contrary to what some believe, the state is certainly not flat and there’s much to look at and much to desire.

The display remains open through September 28. The art center is located at 201 S. 9th St. in Marysville.