Best in Show Artists

Applications for the 2014 Art Fair are now being accepted through ZAPPlication.
Click HERE to apply.

Congratulations to our 2013
Best in Show Art Fair Winners!

1st Place

Ryan Myers
Madison, WI


2nd Place

Kent Durk
Columbia, MO


3rd Place

John Woodhouse
Delhi, IA

Mixed Media


2014 Iowa Arts Festival

All Kinds of ARTS 
for All Kinds of People!

Mark Your Calendar!
Iowa Arts Festival
presented by Veridian Credit Union

June 6-8, 2014

Since 1983, this festival has gone through a variety of styles and events, but the focus of arts and culture has remained the same for over 30 years.  This weekend- long, award-winning festival features over 125 local and national artists, live music and entertainment on two stages, a Global Village for kids to learn about other countries and cultures, Children's Day featuring activities and entertainment geared toward kids, a Culinary Row serving regional and ethnic foods, and an Emerging Artist Area featuring upcoming student artists.  Spanning over 7 downtown blocks, this festival provides a feast for the senses and something for everyone!


About the Iowa Arts Festival

The Iowa Arts Festival is a weekend-long, free, community celebration featuring over 125 local and national visual artists displaying and selling their artwork, a music festival, a “Culinary Row” serving regional and ethnic food, a variety of activities and entertainment, both creative and educational, for children and families. The Iowa Arts Festival is the most anticipated visual art-centered event of the summer.

The Iowa Arts Festival kid's activities are educational and fun, featuring puppets, crafts, music and dance. Children's Day on Saturday features over 18 booths of hands-on activities, crafts and learning experiences presented by area businesses and groups. On Sunday, kids can pick up a passport and tour the Global Village traveling from country to country, all in one day. Families can listen to great music and dance to tunes from all over the world. 

Be sure to come hungry! Culinary Row features local and national food vendors with a global flavor. Enjoy some of the area's best foods from traditional, Indian and African fare to good old fashioned Barbecue.

The general schedule is:

Friday Night:
          Main Stage musical performances
          Art Fair 5 - 8 PM
          Culinary Row

          Main Stage musical performances
          Family Stage performances
          Art Fair (featuring over 125 artists)
          Children's Day (bring the kids!)
          Emerging Artist Pavilion
          Art Goes LIVE! Demonstrations
          Culinary Row

          Main Stage performances
          Family Stage performances
          Art Fair (featuring over 125 artists)
          Global Village (bring the kids!) 
           Emerging Artist Pavilion
          Art Goes LIVE! Demonstrations
          Culinary Row


Click HERE to download a complete schedule. 

Featured Articles

"Iowa Arts Festival helps build community....." -Andy Douglas

Read more from the opinions section of the Press Citizen


Our friends at PATV have put together a fun video of the 2011 Iowa Arts Festival!  Click HERE to watch it!


Iowa Arts Festival Map

Artist General Information

Heartland Inn Artist Flier

City of Iowa City's Summer of the Arts           319.337.7944           P.O. Box 3128 Iowa City IA 52244-3128