July 14 at 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
July 15 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 17 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 18 at 9:15 pm - 11:30 pm
July 22 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Changes to Our Festival Season
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:
- Virtual Friday Night Concerts: Thanks to a partnership with the Iowa City Public Library and City Channel 4, we will offer live virtual performances of the Friday Night Concert Series throughout June and July. Performances will start at 7 PM each Friday on our Facebook page.
- Virtual Iowa Arts Festival (June 5-7): This will include performances, artist specials and interactive activities for you to do at home. Watch our Facebook page for kids programming and new opportunities to continue our Carnival Parade tradition through mask making activities and more!
- Virtual Iowa City Jazz Festival (July 3-5: We plan to again offer virtual performances through our Facebook page that weekend and will share more information as it is available. Please note that the City of Iowa City has canceled the fireworks scheduled for July 3rd.
- Our Free Movie Series will be offering drive-in movies at the Iowa City Airport. Parking availability will be limited for these events. Watch our Facebook page or sign up for our email newsletter for details on how to register for these limited capacity events.
We will continue to assess our festival schedule and will make updates as soon as possible to keep you informed.
Truckload of Soul with Kevin Burt on July 8!
Local legend and longtime supporter of Summer of the Arts Kevin Burt is teaming up with us again to offer something new this season: Truckload of Soul!
Each week, he will be in different neighborhoods around Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty to perform short concerts.
Put your masks on, walk out your door, and head to a nearby neighborhood spot to enjoy!
For more information and addresses, see the event listing HERE.
Artists: Apply to the Holiday Thieves Market
The Holiday Thieves Market application is now open.
- Apply to this fine art show through Zapplication by clicking HERE.
- The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020.
- Artists will be notified of their status by August 21, 2020.