2019 New Art Barn & Studio - Photograph by Stan Reimer

2019 New Art Barn & Studio - Photograph by Stan Reimer

In 2019, Dick and Nancy completed “Bixler’s Art Barn and Studio.”  The 980 square foot building acts as a gallery space for their metal artwork, in addition to serving as a unique living and entertainment area.  The interior is complete with a bar, fridge, serving and lounge area.  This main space features a murphy bed made from century old wood from Nancy’s family farm as well as an upstairs sleeping loft.  Bixler’s art can be easily recognized throughout the entire building as his work is built into the furniture, railings, and fixtures.  The working studio is located just next door to the art barn, separated only by horse stables, which also feature his handmade steel artwork.  The Merlin Kessler Construction Company out of Sawyer, KS were the master craftsmen who constructed the Art Barn.  Thanks and recognition will always be extended to these exceptional craftsmen:  Clayton Kessler, Orin Mason, Eli Kessler with special gratitude to Nate Kuns and Ronnie Kessler.