Coming Up

Dec 07

2019 Holiday Art Market

December 7 at 12:00 pm - December 8 at 4:00 pm

2020 Festival Dates

Friday Night Concert Series: May 22 – August 28

Iowa Arts Festival: June 5-7

Free Movie Series: June 13 – August 29

Iowa City Jazz Festival: July 3-5

Soul & Blues Festival: July 31 – August 1

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Holiday Art Market, December 7-8

Summer of the Arts is proud to present the Holiday Art Market, which replaces the Fine Arts Council’s Holiday Thieves Market!

This fine art show will be held on Saturday, December 7 from Noon – 6 PM and Sunday, December 8th from 10 AM – 4 PM at the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus. For a map and details, click HERE.

International Festival and Events Association Awards

We’ve received our first awards of the year!2019 trading card with festival schedules

GOLD Award — Summer of the Arts trading cards, designed by former intern Yining Zhu

BRONZE Award — Summer of the Arts digital promotion, designed by Yining Zhu: Click HERE to view.

BRONZE Award — Summer of the Arts pin — available for only $10 each in either a pin back or magnetic back!

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Looking forward to a new tree on the Pentacrest!It's another exciting day on the Pentacrest, folks. On September 10th our campus and community felt the void after a storm took down a very special tree. You'll remember we bid a sad farewell to the old European Larch that served us so well, but the heroes on the University of Iowa Landscape Services team are here to wipe our tears!

Today we welcome a new European Larch. Thanks to the hard work of UILS, the previous stump was completely removed so this one could be planted in the exact same spot. But there are more similarities between the old tree and the new one than just species type and placement.

"There are some low limbs on this tree that very much resemble the old one," Landscape Services Assistant Manager Shawn Fitzpatrick told us. The team says they will be intentional with positioning of the tree, with hopes it may grow to resemble the long and inviting limbs of the old larch.

UI Arborist Andy Dahl searched high and low for this tree and got lucky, ordering the 15 year old, 25 foot tall beauty which arrived on campus via semi truck from Fiore Nursery in Chicago early this morning. "The tree is dormant but will awaken in the spring with a return of its' bright green needles and rosy colored cones - all the colors and traits of the old larch that we loved," Dahl told us.

The Pentacrest Museums welcome our new tree and wish a very happy birthday on this special planting day to Shawn Fitzpatrick. Shawn plans to take a photo next to the new larch each year on his birthday, today marking the first in that series.

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