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Holiday Thieves Market is December 5-6, 2020!


  • Apply to this fine art show through Zapplication by clicking HERE.
  • The deadline to apply is Sept 25, 2020.
  • Artists will be notified of their status in early October.


Thieves Market Location (NEW): Coralville Marriott Hotel, 300 E 9th Street, Coralville, IA 52241

Thieves Market Hours:

  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About The Holiday Thieves Market

The University of Iowa’s Fine Arts Council produced the Holiday Thieves Market for 50 years. In 2019, the Fine Arts Council was disbanded, so Summer of the Arts stepped in to continue this holiday tradition. We are proud to offer this fine art show as an opportunity for area residents to shop for those special holiday gifts.

Attendees can browse the amazing ceramics, fiber, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood items. Many of the participating artists have been involved for over 20 years! The booths will be set up in the Expo Center of the Coralville Marriott. Facial coverings will be required and social distancing is encouraged!

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Transportation and Parking

Most Iowa City, Coralville, and University of Iowa bus routes come in/through downtown, so there’s always an option. Please note that the festival does impact bus routes, so check their websites for more information. Check out Bongo for GPS-based, real-time trip planning.

There are two University of Iowa parking ramps near the Iowa Memorial Union. Find out more including about their locations and costs by clicking on one of the links below:

There are four parking ramps in downtown Iowa City providing over 3,000 parking spots. Find out more including their locations and cost by clicking on one below: