Piqua Arts Council

Artists Wishing to Participate

The exhibition is open to all model railroad enthusiasts & artists. Please contact the office by phone or by email if you would like more information about participating. 

427 N. Main St. Piqua, OH 45356
​937.773.9630

of the best means for transporting goods across the country. Because of the fascination with trains, the model trains were the most popular toy for boys in the United States by the 1950’s. With companies like Lionel, MTH and Atlas all producing model trains in the early 1900’s, it’s no wonder the hobby is still alive and well today.

To pay homage to this great hobby, the Piqua Arts Council is putting together a model train and train artwork exhibition from May 10 – 24 (weekdays only) at the Schmidlapp Free School Library 509 N. Main St. The exhibition will be open weekdays from 10am to 3pm with evening presentations on historical topics related to the railroad, model train presentations, and art demonstrations.

Train Artwork &
Model Trains Exhibition

May 10 - May 24

Opening Reception

Friday, May 10, 5:00-9:00pm
Schmidlapp Free School Library 509 N. Main St.


Train Art & Model Train Exhibition

May 13 – May 24 Weekdays, 10:00a – 3:00pm
Schmidlapp Free School Library 509 N. Main St.

Trains are a vital part of the history of the United States. As early as the 1720’s, railroads had started to emerge in the United States and have evolved over the years to be one