City of Iowa City

What's New???


Summer of the Arts is currently accepting applications for internships for 2016. Most internships run from February through July/August.

Click HERE to view available opportunities.  A cover letter and resume should be sent to Ms. Shane Schemmel, Associate Executive Director at


We're so pleased to introduce our newest board members:


(From left to right)

Nick Benson, University of Iowa

Gloria Escarza, Blank & McCune The Real Estate Company

Shanti Roundtree, Pearson  

Simeon Talley, Iowa Fashion Project/Little Village



It's been a very busy winter for Summer of the Arts!  We received awards for our programming:

Iowa City Press-Citizen's annual "Best of the Area" poll:

  • Iowa Arts Festival recognized as the best festival
  • Iowa City Jazz Festival recognized as one of the best festivals! 

Corridor Business Journal Workforce Awards:

  • Publisher's Award

We also released our redesigned logo!  In celebration of 10 years as an organization, we're excited to share this new, lively and colorful logo!

Our 2015 Annual Report is also available now.  Click HERE to view the report.

If you enjoyed this year's festivals, please consider making a donation to Summer of the Arts so we are able to continue providing FREE, family-friendly programming to the Iowa City area!

Click HERE to make a donation!


Photo courtesy of Brigette Burgman                             Photo courtesy of Andrea Canter

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Summer of the Arts           319.337.7944           325 E. Washington St., Ste. 301 Iowa City IA 52240