City of Iowa City

Upcoming Area Events


Iowa Dance Fest
April 17-18, 2015

In collaboration with numerous Iowa artists, InterDance will participate in National Dance Week and International Dance Day for the 9th consecutive year. From bringing dance to schools, hospitals, and community centers, to concerts at CCPA with more than 60 dancers on stage over the past eight years, Iowa Dancers have volunteered their time and expertise to make this a unique and exciting Iowa art experience.
To reach an expanded audience in 2015, the weekend of April 17-18 downtown IC will be inundated with dance! Opening Reception at Trumpet Blossom Cafe, brunch at Fairgrounds Coffee with a keynote speaker, Hip Hop workshop at Trinity Episcopal Church, Rhythms of the World workshop at The Studio, free performances at 4 Iowa City locations and a Salon on Saturday night.  Local organizations and businesses owners have enthusiastically donated performance space. United Action for Youth is working with InterDance to create a program for, by and with teenagers, and the City of Iowa City has shown support through use of the Rec Center. Stay up to date on event information by clicking the links below!
Iowa Dance 2015 Facebook Event Page:
Whirled Dance Cafe Event Page:

Fourth Annual Riverside Jam Music and Arts Project 2015
May 5, 2015

The Riverside Jam Music & Arts Project features live musical performances, art galleries, and more at Shakespeare Stage in City Park of Iowa City, IA. Enjoy performances by Zeta June, Fire Sale, The Candymakers, Soul Phlegm, Mighty Shady, and many more! The project's mission focuses on raising awareness for global hunger issues and environmental sustainability while celebrating a positive community atmosphere through music and art. Admission is $10 or ten canned goods, all proceeds will be donated to the Crisis Center of Johnson County! 



University of Iowa Museum of Art

   The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) is dedicated to bringing art into the lives of people across Iowa. Despite losing the former museum building to the flood in 2008, the UIMA continues strive towards being ever present on the beautiful UI campus. In 2009, the Museum opened a on-campus space in the Iowa Memorial Union's third floor Richey Ballroom where over 250 works from the permanent collection are on display. Just around the corner in the IMU's Black Box Theater, the UIMA presents temporary exhibitions and related programming. Because of a lack of a physical building, events are hosted all around the Iowa City area. Click our logo to find one happening near you! 


Sunset Salsa



Sunset Salsa returns this spring!  Join the party on the Ped Mall and dance the night away Sunday evenings.  


The dates for 2015 are:


May 10

June 14

July 19

August 9

September 13

October 14



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