Black Lives Matter to Summer of the Arts

Inequality, bias, and exclusion persist in many forms in the Iowa City area. We at the Summer of the Arts organization acknowledge those members of our community who have been impacted in very personal ways and are hurting due to the crippling effects of racism and violence. Summer of the Arts stands with those of you who are not heard, and we want to engage in honest conversations with you. We strive for our community and world to gain a greater awareness of one another, address unconscious bias, and work towards a greater understanding and empathy with all members of the community that we all share.

If you would like more information on Summer of the Arts’ diversity initiatives, click HERE.

Upcoming Events

  1. How to Train Your Dragon

    August 8 at 9:00 pm - 10:45 pm
  2. Virtual Concert: Muckrockers

    August 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

    August 15 at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  4. Virtual Concert: Johnny Kilowatt Band

    August 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Space Jam

    August 22 at 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Changes to Our Festival Season

Summer of the Arts

We are reworking our events to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our community. This is our top priority, and we will continue to follow all City of Iowa City and State of Iowa public health directives.

Summer of the Arts is doing its part to flatten the curve by cancelling and modifying some of our beloved programming.  Here are the changes we are making in light of COVID-19:

We will continue to assess our festival schedule and will make updates as soon as possible to keep you informed.

Waitlist Now Closed for How to Train Your Dragon

how-to-train-your-dragon-movie-posterThe waitlist is now closed for How to Train Your Dragon.

For more information about this event, click HERE.

 

Eat for the Arts with CHOMP Delivery, Monday August 24

image-with-event-informationIt’s your restaurant choice! Eat for the Art with CHOMP Delivery on Monday August 2. $1 from each order will support our free arts events! Find out more HERE.

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14 hours ago

Summer of the Arts

This week's virtual Friday Night Concert Series, presented by Toyota of Iowa City, is taking us back to the jam band era; our performance sponsor Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service brings us The Beaker Brothers!

Special thanks to MidWestOne Bank for supporting this year's series and to City Channel 4 for the recording of the concert! #iowacity #music #wearesummerofthearts
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Great job guys! 😊 Thanks for playing for us at home💓

Thanks, all! Good to see you, Dirk!

Sounds great as usual!! Love hearing you guys - and Dan - your hair's getting long!

Great music.Thank you!!

Love this song sounds like a allman brothers song!

so far, incredible set list

Carlos would give u a thumbs up! 👍 nice Santana set 🔥

Love the tye dye Steve!

Need to see you live again soon!

Gr eat set. Thanks, guys.

You guys are great!

Hey, fellas! Sound great. :)

Still time for one more

Nice

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👏👏👏

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23 hours ago

Summer of the Arts

Tonight's concert with The Beaker Brothers Band may look a bit different, but it'll still sound great! Due to severe weather, we had to record a few of our bands in our office! Remember to tune into our Facebook Page at 7 PM to catch the Friday Night Concert, presented by Toyota of Iowa City. #iowacity #downtowniowacity #music ... See MoreSee Less

Tonights concert with The Beaker Brothers Band may look a bit different, but itll still sound great!  Due to severe weather, we had to record a few of our bands in our office! Remember to tune into our Facebook Page at 7 PM to catch the Friday Night Concert, presented by Toyota of Iowa City. #iowacity #downtowniowacity #music
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