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Iowa Arts Festival

Presenting Sponsor

General Schedule

Friday Night

  • Iowa City Carnaval Parade
  • Main Stage musical performances
  • Art Fair 5 – 8 PM
  • Culinary Row

Saturday

  • Main Stage musical performances
  • Family Stage performances
  • Linn Street LIVE performances
  • ABC’s: Arts, Books and Children (bring the kids!)
  • Art Fair
  • Emerging Artist Pavilion
  • Culinary Row

Sunday

  • Main Stage performances
  • Family Stage performances
  • Linn Street LIVE performances
  • Children’s Global Village (bring the kids!)
  • Art Fair
  • Emerging Artist Pavilion
  • Culinary Row

About The Iowa Arts Festival

The Iowa Arts Festival is a weekend-long, free, community celebration featuring over 110 local and national visual artists displaying and selling their artwork, a music festival, a “Culinary Row” serving regional and ethnic food, a variety of activities and entertainment, both creative and educational, for children and families. The Iowa Arts Festival is the most anticipated visual art-centered event of the summer.

Iowa Arts Festival Art Fair

2018 Artists

The Iowa Arts Festival features over 110 fine artists displaying and selling their work. On Saturday and Sunday, check out the Emerging Artist Pavilion with 16 high school and college artists sharing their creativity. Also on Saturday and Sunday, you can experience artist demonstrations in front of Beadology at 220 E. Washington Street.

Don’t forget to stop by South Clinton Street with the kids on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy all of the kids activities.

There will also be a wide variety of FUN Stops throughout the festival so plenty to do no matter where you are!

Maps and Parking

Arts Festival Map

  • Open the Iowa Arts Festival Map (PDF) which includes locations of food vendors, artists, children’s booths, fun stops, and more!

Parking

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:

2018 Information

The Iowa Arts Festival has a lot to offer for people of all ages!

We now have updated information to offer you!

Stay in Touch

Persons attending Summer of the Arts events may be recorded or photographed as a festival attendee. These images may be used for Summer of the Arts programming or promotion, including broadcast on television, the Summer of the Arts website, the Internet, and other media.

Contact Us

325 E. Washington St., Ste. 301 | Iowa City, IA 52240
info@summeroftheARTS.org | 319.337.7944