Upcoming Area Events

 Creating a Legacy of Local Artists


Toyota of Iowa City and Summer of the Arts are teaming up to give young, up-and-coming artists from Johnson County an opportunity to create their first commissioned piece. Creating a Legacy of Local Artists is a project that aims to support young artists and encourage them to pursue a career in the Arts. See the finished artwork at the Iowa Arts Festival June 2-4!

 Deadline for Submissions: 1 May 2017

Click here for more information.



Flyover Fashion Fest
Friday, May 5, 2017 & Saturday, May 6, 2017

Iowa Fashion Project presents the second annual Flyover Fashion Fest:

A two-day fashion, music and art festival in Downtown Iowa City. Featuring fashion and creative talent from across the state of Iowa plus some of the most innovation fashion entrepeneurs and brands in the US.

Review the 2017 lineup and purchase festival passes by visiting

Old Capitol Quilters Guild presents Quilt Fest
Friday, June 2, 2017 & Saturday, June 3, 2017


Friday, June 2, 2017, 1-8pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10-5pm

Hundreds of handcrafted quilts displayed on church pews;  Door Prizes;  Silent Auction of quilted items;  Children / Family activities.

Admission:  Free will offering.

Quilt Fest is held at First United Methodist Church, 214 E. Jefferson St., corner of Dubuque and Jefferson Streets in downtown Iowa City. 


Iowa Summer Rep 2017: The Importance of Being Earnest
Thursday, June 15, 2017 & Saturday, May 6, 2017

Directed by Josh Sobel


In Oscar Wilde's classic Victorian masterpiece, Jack and Algernon have taken to twisting the truth to suit their needs. But when their creative liberties, particularly regarding their own names, catches up with them as they attempt to woo two young ladies and overcome the overbearing Lady Bracknell, they must scramble to untangle themselves in the name of love. Earnest is a laugh-out-loud and thoughtful look at society, class, love and the earnestness of living a lie. The show will be in the Mabie Theatre at the UI Theatre


Join us for a Pre-Show Talk with the production Dramaturg Alyssa Cokinis, 45 minutes prior to each performance.

All performances and the pre-show talk are free. Visit theatre.uiowa.edu for more information.



Travel to Italy with KCCK!
Departs Sunday, July 9, 2017, Returns Monday July 17, 2017

Are you a festival fan?

KCCK is packing up right after the Iowa City Jazz Festival for Rome and the Perugia Jazz Festival. Join jazz heads from across the country on this week of exciting sightseeing, cultural immersion, delicious food and incredible jazz at one of the hippest festivals this summer. The trip includes three ticketed events for jazz and airfare.  Limited availability. All fees must be paid by late March. Click
HERE for more details.

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