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When you head to downtown Iowa City this summer, get ready for fun, a few surprises, and the best collection of FREE cultural entertainment in the area.

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2018 Festival Dates

Jun 01

2018 Iowa Arts Festival

June 1 - June 3
Iowa City
Jun 29

2018 Iowa City Jazz Festival

June 29 - July 1
Iowa City

Coming Up

Jun 09

Wonder Woman

June 9 at 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Free
Sponsor: Plato’s Closet
Jun 16

In & Out

June 16 at 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Free
Sponsor: Iowa City Pride
Jun 23

Sing

June 23 at 9:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Free
Jul 07

The Great Outdoors

July 7 at 8:50 pm - 9:21 pm
Free
Jul 14

Pretty in Pink

July 14 at 8:50 pm - 9:25 pm
Free
Jul 21

Kubo and the Two Strings

July 21 at 8:50 pm - 9:31 pm
Free
Jul 28

Ghostbusters (2016)

July 28 at 8:50 pm - 10:46 pm
Free

Call for Young Artists!

Summer of the Arts is excited to continue a collaborative project with Toyota of Iowa City to support and promote young, local, Johnson County artists. Creating a Legacy of Local Artists is a project aimed at supporting and encouraging emerging artists (age 18-22) to pursue a career in the arts by providing the opportunity for their first commissioned piece.

Toyota Legacy of Young Artists

Applications are now being accepted for an opportunity to create an original piece of commissioned artwork that will be featured at the Iowa Arts Festival­­ June 1-3, then showcased at Toyota of Iowa City.

Johnson County Iowa artists between the ages of 18-22 are eligible to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2018. The selected artist will be notified by March 15, 2018, and receive a commission totaling $3,000 for their original work. The piece must be completed by May 1, 2018.

Click HERE for more information.

The International Festival and Event Association honors Summer of the Arts with 5 Awards!

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18 hours ago

Summer of the Arts

Top Chef is less than one week away! Head downtown on Monday, February 26th from 5:00-8:00pm to celebrate the culinary arts in Iowa City!

Top Chef: Downtown 2018February 26, 2018, 5:00pmIowa City Downtown DistrictThe Iowa City Downtown District is excited to announce the return of Top Chef:Downtown for its 8th year. This widely well-received event showcases the culinary creativity and artistic cocktails of our Downtown District restaurants. The event is set for Monday, February 26th, from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at hotelVetro.

Downtown and Northside Marketplace restaurants prepare signature dishes from some of the area's favorite restaurants, while area mixologists and baristas craft exquisite cocktails and coffee beverages. The title "Top Chef" is awarded by a panel of culinary experts and all guests can weigh in to determine the People's Choice winner.

List of Participating Restaurants:

Entree:

Dumpling Darling Iowa City
Crepes de Luxe Cafe
Pullman Bar & Diner
Oasis Falafel
Baroncini Restaurant
Estela's Fresh Mex
Saloon Iowa City
Joseph's Steakhouse Iowa City
I Love Pho- Iowa City
Maestro Empanadas
Local Burrito Catering
Iowa City Yacht Club
Banh Mi Amore

Dessert:

Sweets and Treats of Iowa City
Yotopia \
University of Iowa Housing & Dining
Bluebird Diner
Aspen Leaf Yogurt Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Iowa City

Mixology:

Micky's Irish Pub & Grill
Pints Iowa City
Gabe's Iowa City
Clinton Street Social Club
The Mill
Atlas
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Top Chef: Downtown 2018

2 days ago

Summer of the Arts

Today's warm and rainy weather means spring and summer will be here before we know it!

In the event of rain, our Friday Night Concert Series and Free Movie Series still happen, but in a different location. The Friday Night Concert move to the lower level of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp on the corner of Washington and Gilbert Streets where the farmer's market is usually held. The movies go inside the Macbride Hall Auditorium and start at 8:30 PM.

Keep an eye out for the Friday Night Concert Series Lineup, it's coming soon!
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Todays warm and rainy weather means spring and summer will be here before we know it! 

In the event of rain, our Friday Night Concert Series and Free Movie Series still happen, but in a different location. The Friday Night Concert move to the lower level of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp on the corner of Washington and Gilbert Streets where the farmers market is usually held. The movies go inside the Macbride Hall Auditorium and start at 8:30 PM. 

Keep an eye out for the Friday Night Concert Series Lineup, its coming soon!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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