IOWA ARTS FESTIVAL June 5-7, 2015

The 2015 Iowa Arts Festival, presented by Veridian Credit Union has some exciting changes planned for this year!

First, the festival layout will be a little different than past years with the biggest change being the addition of Clinton Street to the festival grounds.  We will be moving the Main Stage from Dubuque Street to Clinton Street (still facing South) to allow for a better viewing opportunity for our audience on the wider street.

The Art Fair is also spreading out a little bit and will wind its way from Clinton Street onto Washington Street, Linn Street, Iowa Avenue and Dubuque Street. You can still expect to see over 115 fine artists, but there will be more room for walking and viewing!  This also allows a great opportunity for more visibility of the fabulous downtown businesses!

Another change is the addition of a "Street Stage" which will be located at the corner of Iowa Avenue and Linn Street.  We'll feature a wide variety of local performers from all different areas of the arts each day of the festival.

Watch for more information and the complete schedule in the very near future!

 

2015 Iowa Arts Festival

All Kinds of Arts for All Kinds of People

What can you expect at the 2015 Iowa Arts Festival?  Many of the things you have come to expect, and some expansions and additions!

With the expanded layout of the festival, there will be even more FUN Stops for the kids throughout the festival!

The Emerging Artist Pavilion, sponsored by Rockwell Collins and US Bank is growing!  With a record number of submissions this year, we are thrilled to announce there will be 20 student artists displaying and selling their work on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the US Bank Parking lot at the corner of Washington and Linn Streets.  be sure to stop by and check out the amazing talent these new artists have to share!

The addition of the Street Stage at the corner of Iowa Avenue and Linn Street will provide the opportunity for a wide range of local performers including music, dance, spoken word and more!  Watch for a complete schedule in early May!

Art Goes Live! is back on Washington Street with artist demonstrations right outside of Iowa Artisans Gallery, The Englert Theater, Chait Galleries and Beadology!  Thanks to these four businesses for providing this unique opportunity our festival attendees!

Watch for more information here in the next few weeks!

 

 

About the Iowa Arts Festival

The Iowa Arts Festival is a weekend-long, free, community celebration featuring over 115 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 general schedule is:

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

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

Sunday:
          Main Stage performances
          Family Stage performances
          Global Village (bring the kids!) 
          Art Fair            
          Emerging Artist Pavilion
          Art Goes LIVE! Demonstrations
          Culinary Row
 

Featured Articles

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

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

 

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