Black Lives Matter to Summer of the Arts

Inequality, bias, and exclusion persist in many forms in the Iowa City area. We at the Summer of the Arts organization acknowledge those members of our community who have been impacted in very personal ways and are hurting due to the crippling effects of racism and violence. Summer of the Arts stands with those of you who are not heard, and we want to engage in honest conversations with you. We strive for our community and world to gain a greater awareness of one another, address unconscious bias, and work towards a greater understanding and empathy with all members of the community that we all share.

If you would like more information on Summer of the Arts’ diversity initiatives, click HERE.

Upcoming Events

  1. Virtual Concert: The Beaker Brothers

    August 7 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. How to Train Your Dragon

    August 8 at 9:00 pm - 10:45 pm
  3. Virtual Concert: Muckrockers

    August 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

    August 15 at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  5. Virtual Concert: Johnny Kilowatt Band

    August 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Changes to Our Festival Season

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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:

We will continue to assess our festival schedule and will make updates as soon as possible to keep you informed.

How to Train Your Dragon Waitlist Now Open

how-to-train-your-dragon-movie-posterThe waitlist is now open for How to Train Your Dragon. Click HERE to be added.

For more information about this event, click HERE.

 

Eat for the Arts at ReUnion Brewery, Sunday August 2

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Eat for the Arts at ReUnion Brewery on Sunday August 2. 15% of your purchase will support free arts programming! Find out more HERE.

Eat for the Arts with CHOMP Delivery, Monday August 24

image-with-event-informationIt’s your restaurant choice! Eat for the Art with CHOMP Delivery on Monday August 2. $1 from each order will support our free arts events! Find out more HERE.

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In case you missed our Black Author's Panel via Prairie Lights Bookstore you can still view it on-line here: bit.ly/31bla3G Thank you to our authors: Kimberly Fitten, Dr. Phillip Jones and Andre Perry for sharing their work with us and to our moderator Arnold Daniels Jr. You can also order these books through Prairie Lights! #iowacity #downtowniowacity #blackauthors ... See MoreSee Less

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We hope you enjoyed our Virtual Soul & Blues Fest weekend! Did you miss out on buying your Soul & Blues T-shirt? We still have a few available! Just email info@summeroftheARTS.org with which version you're interested in and the size you need and we'll get right back to you! #iowacity #soulandblues #funtshirts #wearesummerofthearts ... See MoreSee Less

We hope you enjoyed our Virtual Soul & Blues Fest weekend! Did you miss out on buying your Soul & Blues T-shirt? We still have a few available!  Just email info@summeroftheARTS.org with which version youre interested in and the size you need and well get right back to you! #iowacity #soulandblues #funtshirts #wearesummeroftheartsImage attachmentImage attachment
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