Come for the experience.....and take home a treasure!
Among the many art festivals that take place throughout the Midwest in summer, the annual Linn Creek Arts Festival in Marshalltown stands out due to its location, quality, and venue. It’s an artful experience through and through!
An annual art fair has been held almost every year by the Central Iowa Art Association since 1955. In 2009, the Association decided it could no longer sponsor the fair on its own. The Arts & Culture Alliance volunteered to be the sponsoring organization. The Alliance is happy to maintain the tradition of this excellent event in Marshalltown!
The one-day event takes place Saturday, July 15th, 10 am to 5 pm, on the lush grounds of Fisher Community Center in Marshalltown. An easy drive in central Iowa, Marshalltown connects highways 30 and 14. Upon arrival, visitors can enjoy convenient parking at two nearby lots and free shuttle service to the festival.
A focal point of the festival grounds is a Christian Peterson sculpture and fountain in a reflecting pond. Trees provide shade for many of the artists’ tent sites, and strolling musicians from guitarists to a harpist add to the ambiance.
Fisher Community Center houses the Central Iowa Art Association, whose members coordinate indoor and outdoor activities for youth during the art festival. Kids can enjoy painting the shell of an old vehicle and ‘parent-free’ hands-on art projects. Also geared toward young people is the Junior Art Lovers’ Gallery”, another parent-free activity designed to connect youth with original art.
The Linn Creek Art Festival is easily a day-long experience. Between meeting the artists, visitors can relax in the picnic tent, enjoy a variety of foods, visit the beverage garden, and be entertained by on-stage entertainers. An interesting sojourn through Arts Alliance booths will give everyone a chance to win one of several $75 ‘Festival Dollars’, and a $5 raffle ticket might lead to winning an original piece of art.
The event is coordinated by the Marshalltown Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance, and an all-volunteer steering committee. For more information, contact the Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance, at 641-752-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: This event is a non-smoking event. No Dogs Allowed at this event by order of the City of Marshalltown.