Midwest Living Review
Billed as 'A folk art gallery featuring handmade artwork from artists throughout the Midwest and Southwest,' Back Roads Art packs a lot of beauty into a small space. The owners also hit the road frequently, for events such as the Show Me Gourd Festival in Sedalia, MO, and Canton, TX Trade Days. Inside the shop, a delightful array of handcrafted items filled every nook and cranny. An open metalwork tabletop turtle sat beside a carved wooden mallard decoy, and a decorative, silvery metal fish. Brushed silver metal kachinas and other Native American-inspired figures hung along one wall, and several small N.A. drums were displayed across the room. The eyes of a squat pelican carved from another tree trunk seemed full of life, and a small stand of carved morel mushrooms added a playful touch. Decorative gourds were also scattered throughout the room. Horseshoes and wrought iron combined to create a leafy and graceful tabletop holder for a bottle of wine and pair of glasses. A great blue heron was crafted from wrought iron, with a smooth, round granite belly. And oxidized metal corn stalks - with actual corncobs attached - provided a decorative method of feeding squirrels. A weekend trip to Weston wouldn't be complete without a visit to Back Roads Art.