Folk Art Takes Root Among Rural Iowa Willow Weavers
September 6 2023
From growing their materials to teaching others the craft, Lee Zieke and Lindsay Lee’s artistic practices are creatively interwoven with their lives.
Iowa Writers’ Workshop: “A Magnet” for America’s Most Brilliant Wordsmiths
June 13 2023
The prestigious program, which shaped the course of creative writing in the United States, helped make Iowa City one of UNESCO’s first designated Cities of Literature.
Murals’ Towering Representations of Black Life Enrich Des Moines
May 22 2023
Artist Jill Wells’ murals transform ordinary buildings, uplifting Black culture.
A Light for the Latino Community in Iowa
May 22 2023
Built on community, La Luz Centro Cultural provides a unique space for Latinos in rural Hampton, Iowa. Basado en la comunidad, La Luz Centro Cultural entrega un espacio único para...
These Old Buildings Got a New, Artful Life
April 4 2023
From a 138-year-old historic church to a vacant tube manufacturing building, these projects across the Midwest are staking out space for creativity to shine.
Announcing Phase Two of We the Many
January 18 2023
Midwestern organizations Sacred Pipe Resource Center, For the Love of the Arts, and La Luz Centro Cultural are taking part in the second round of Arts Midwest’s community-based artist-in-residency program.
A Hub for Creativity and Community in Iowa City
December 8 2022
20 years on, Public Space One continues to exemplify the value of artist-led, community-driven efforts in creating thriving arts and culture spaces.
80/35 Powers Des Moines Music
July 28 2022
What do Japanese Breakfast, a breakdancing crew, and a Des Moines-themed board game have in common? You could’ve found them all at this year’s 80/35 Music Festival.
Iowa and Israel Ignite “One Spirit” Through Collaborative Music Video
May 6 2022
Amidst times of uncertainty and chaos, an unexpected musical connection creates cross-cultural unification.
Workers Rights and Literature Unite in Iowa City Big Read
August 9 2021
Iowa City, Iowa is a bookish town. The first American UNESCO City of Literature, it is known for extensive University writing programs, a famous bookstore, Prairie Lights, and a community of open-minded...