Art Farm is located in south central Nebraska approximately 140 miles west of Omaha—80 miles west of Lincoln. The nearest shopping centers are Aurora (12 miles south), Central City (12 miles north), and Grand Island (population 48,000) is 20 miles west. It is a working farm of moderately diverse agriculture, from corn and soybean to prairie grass. Art Farm and the surrounding area is part of a drainage basin forming the headwaters of the Big Blue River. The landscape varies from flat, to gentle rolling, to shallow wetland basins mainly hidden by cornfields. Two miles northwest of Art Farm is the Platte River where the flat landscape changes into clay bluffs. There is not much elevation change for miles, so as you can tell from the images to the left, you only need to look up to experience the basic forces of nature.