The truncated title for this post actually speaks volumes and prevented a four-hundred word descriptor for all of the things that are about to take place on Route 66, that are associated with that legendary highway, or that will provide ample incentive for a detour or two from that road. First, is the news that the latest issue of 66 The Mother Road is now available and in my humble opinion, it is the best one yet. Just follow the above link and click on the magazine cover to enter an amazing world where the neon still lights the night and a highway signed with two sixes is still the Main Street of America. 

Next up, an added bonus for the Route 66 Fun Run that kicks off this Friday. If you happen to be in Kingman for the event, don’t overlook Beale Street one block north of Route 66. This is fast becoming the very heart of the historic district. 
If great dining and night life with wonderful ambiance (the Cellar Door with sidewalk seating, Redneck’s Barbecue, Sirens Cafe, and Dora’s Beale Street Deli) aren’t incentive enough to make a little detour, this Friday evening Beale Street Brews & Gallery will be hosting a photographic exhibit featuring the work of renowned photographers Jim Turner and J.C. Amberlyn, as well as examples of our work from various adventures along Route 66.
An entire week of activities ranging from poetry nights and gallery exhibits, from authors workshops to street vendors, from authors in the park to live music are just a few of things you can expect at this years KABAM (Kingman Area Books Are Magic) festivities.  This all takes place during the week of May 14th. 
The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma will reopen on May 26. Upgrades and renovations commenced in January to enhance to what is already an excellent facility. Ron Warnick, Route 66 News, posted details on the gala reopening that will include an appearance and book signing by Shellee Graham, Jim Ross, and Jerry McClanahan. This will be part of the Clinton Route 66 festival. 
If your in the neighborhood for this, there is another great event down the road in Bethany. This is also on the 26th of May.
Last, but not least, in Amarillo, Bob Lile has relocated his gallery to the historic district along Route 66 (6th Avenue). This will be the outlet for our limited addition prints. Here is the press release announcing the relocation. 

LILE ART GALLERY (owned and operated by Route 66 enthusiast Crocodile Lile), has moved from Sunset Center Art Galleries to Old Route 66 in Amarillo, the new address is:  2719 SW 6th Avenue in the Historic San Jacinto District.  The new location is just one half block west of Georgia Street on the south side between the 6th Street Antique Mall & Amarillo’s Route 66 Store & directly across the street from the Amarillo Coin Exchange.  Lile is looking forward to meeting Route 66 tour groups as well as individuals, families and local shoppers. 
Artists represented:  World Renowned Sculptor LINCOLN FOX; Muralist/Photo-Realism painter DOUG QUARLES; Pastel Painter SHARON QUARLES; Watercolorist PETE MORRIS; BOB WALDMIRE’S Route 66 Prints; Photographers JIM HINCKLEY & GORDON RADFORD.  LILE is an Abstract Colorist Painter and is known internationally for his Route 66 X-Ray Giclee Prints & Cadillac Ranch Collages, his work is in collections in Australia, Japan, Europe and several states. 
Lile began his art career in 1968 under the tutelage of DORD FITZ and studied with Fitz until his death in 1989.  Workshops attended include:  Famed Sculptor LOUISE NEVELSON, Painters ELAINE DEKOONING, MACK STEWART, ROBERT DASH, NICK KRUSHENICK, HEDDA STERNE & LAWRENCE CALCAGNO.
In addition to Fine Art, Lile Art Gallery will also handle Route 66 Jewelry, ‘Buffalo Road’ Conchos & Snaps for the discriminating biker, TAW Promotion’s Route 66 Caps & Tee Shirts, Route 66 Chambray Shirts as well as other Route 66 Merchandise

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