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Presenting Sponsor

Iowa  Arts Festival 2020 is moving online!

We are reworking the Iowa Arts Festival to have online programming, to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our community. Check our schedule of events for details!

Support Summer of the Arts



  1. Buy a Keep the Arts Alive t-shirt. Robyn Hepker donated the design; Old Capitol Screen Printers is donating all proceeds! Order HERE.
  2. Make an online donation to ensure the future of all Summer of the Arts Programming. Donate HERE.



Support Our Artists

Iowa-Arts-FestivalAll of the artists listed were invited to participate in in the Iowa Arts Festival. We encourage you to check out their websites and Facebook pages and order directly from them. You can find the list of artists HERE.

Wanna Get a Feel for the Festival?

About The Iowa Arts Festival

The Iowa Arts Festival is an award-winning, weekend-long community celebration featuring over 110 local and national visual artists. On Saturday and Sunday, we feature high school and college artists in the Emerging Artist Pavilion. However, that’s not all: there are music performances, food vendors serving regional and ethnic dishes, and creative and educational activities and entertainment for children. The Iowa Arts Festival is the most anticipated art event of the summer!

Iowa Arts Festival Art Fair

Main Stage Archive

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