If you are new to the area, welcome to The Iowa City Blog Arts Page!  And if you are a local resident, you will enjoy reconnecting with our multi-faceted, vibrant art community.

The following information will provide you with a multitude of venues, organisations, and events on visual art, music, theatre, and much more.

Would you like to suggest an upcoming art related event?  If so, contact Toni and thanks for contributing.

University Of Iowa Museum Of Art – Our pride and joy!    MoA

The museum has relocated following the devastating flood of 2008 to temporary locations and has added creative outreach programs and events, keeping its promise to bring the experience of arts to the largest possible audience.  Among its jewels you will find:

  • European and American Art Collection since 1900
  • Works On Paper before 1900
  • Art Of The Ancient Americas And Native America
  • Ceramics And Metal Work
  • European And American Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
  • African Art

The U of I Museum of Arts Digital Collection further expands its influence in IA and beyond by offering a large collection of works of arts to the online viewing audience.  Call 319-335-1727 for more information and exhibits locations.

Summer Of The Arts – Varied and delightful summer entertainment for all!shutterstock_1917139

Taking place from May through August, the Summer Of The Arts offers an incredible variety of cultural events, ranging from music, visual arts, theatre, sculpture.


  • Friday Night Concerts Series
  • Iowa Arts Festival
  • Englert Theatre
  • Toyota Scion of Iowa City Jazz Festival
  • Friday Night Concert Series sponsored by the I.C. Press-Citizen
  • MidWestOne Bank free movies series
  • Sand In The City presented by Bank Of The West

Arts Iowa City – Well established non-profit visual arts organization!

Arts Iowa City fosters local artists by promoting their work, mentoring their talent, and providing a supportive networking community:

  • Exhibitions
  • Gallery Events
  • Educational Programs
  • Art Classes
  • Poetry Reading

The Chait Galleries – Your source for local, national, and international artists!shutterstock_22843666

Come in once and you will return again and again to discover original high caliber works from a refined collection of artists.   Representing the art in all its forms, you will find the following as well as a wide range of other services including restoration, conservation framing, and special installation:

  • Oil on Canvas
  • Ceramic
  • Photographs
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Glass
  • Pastel
  • Acrylic
  • Giclee

Iowa Artisans Gallery – Wonderfully diverse American Craft & so much more!

With an emphasis on American Craft, the Iowa Artisans Gallery offers an ever changing large variety of local artists and favorite artisans.  Enjoy browsing and purchasing from the following:

  • Furniture Selection
  • Wood Plaques
  • Sculptures
  • Pottery Line
  • Jewelry Lines
  • Paintings
  • Home Accessories

Akar –  Where Arts & Design meet Architecture!shutterstock_8943814

Akar (sanskrit for form and shape) offers an exquisite platform for a variety of artists and art pieces, a large Gift Registry, and ever fascinating Collection.  Dont miss their website where you can browse and shop online.

  • Books
  • Fabric
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry
  • Ceramic
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Wood
  • Paintings