Summer of the Arts Recognized with Two Awards on November 14

On November 14, Summer of the Arts won two local awards!

The first was the Reaching Out Award from the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance. ICCA recognized our partnership with Iowa City Pride to bring James Lescene’s play, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, to the Midwest.

Our second award was from the Iowa City Press-Citizen: the Iowa Arts Festival won the Best of the Area award for festivals. In addition, the Iowa City Jazz Festival was recognized as One of the Best.  Thank you to those who voted for us!

 

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2019 Festival Dates

Friday Night Concert Series: May 17 – August 30, 2019

Iowa Arts Festival: May 31 – June 2, 2019

Free Movie Series: June 8 – August 24, 2019

Iowa City Jazz Festival: July 5 – 6, 2019

NEW! Soul & Blues Fest: August 2-3, 2019; more information coming soon!

 

An Interview with James Lescene

In May 2018, local theater advocate and self-professed theater geek Mary Lu Callahan interviewed James Lescene, playwright/director/performer of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey at Prairie Lights.

If you missed the video segments on social media, here is the full interview:

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