Call for Art

The Ella Sharp Museum is seeking design proposals for functional, artistic bicycle racks to be installed on the museum’s campus in the spring of 2019.

Up to three (3) design proposals per artist or team may be submitted, each accompanied by a cost analysis and completed design proposal form.

Selected artists will receive a stipend of $1,000 intended to provide recognition and financial support to purchase materials necessary to successfully complete the project. Artist(s) may partner with a fabricator for the construction of the bicycle rack.

Applicants are encouraged to create a site-specific design that reflects the history of Jackson County or the Ella Sharp Museum.

To enter, please fill out this form.

Welcome to Ella Sharp Museum!

The Ella Sharp Museum opened in 1965 in the 19th century home of Ella Merriman-Sharp. Ella willed her 530-acre property to the city of Jackson in 1912, with the understanding that a park and museum be developed for all to enjoy.

The Hadwin Center connects seven galleries, which feature changing exhibits of art and Jackson history, and hands-on children’s activities in the galleries. In addition to touring the elegantly furnished Victorian home, visitors to the Museum may visit a one-room schoolhouse, an authentic log cabin, and other historical buildings.



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Adults $5/ Museum members free
Children 5-12 years old $3
Under 5 years free

House Tours at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Adults $3/ Museum members free
Children 5-12 years old $2
Under 5 years free

Planetarium Show

Adults $6/ Museum members $4
Children 5-12 years old $4
Under 5 years free

Call for Art

In the spirit of Ella Sharp herself, please join us at the museum on February 2 to celebrate the halfway point from the winter solstice to the spring equinox. Enjoy a mix of activities-there's something for everyone. Dive into a different world with Hurst Planetarium! Live music and snowshoes will fill Farm Lane as you enjoy Vito’s Espresso, cash bar, bonfires, dog sledding, and more.