With well over one hundred artists, culinary row and musical performances by Sonny Landreth, The Pines and Darrell Scott, last weekend’s Iowa Arts Fest drew thousands to downtown Iowa City.
The weekend gave both creators and enthusiasts of art a great opportunity to come together and enjoy all that the culture-creators of Iowa City have to offer. And for the art-apathetic, the smells of freshly prepared food drifting down Iowa Avenue were more than enticing.
Nearly 20 food vendors, including Masala, Oasis Falafel, The Pit Smokehouse and La Reyna kept attendees fed, while the nearby “beverage garden” (a lovely euphemism) supplied the suds. Sitting between it all was the main stage, saturating the festival grounds with sonic entertainment of the acoustic rock and folk variety. Of course, live music wasn’t limited to just the main stage. A number of local musicians took up residence on various street corners throughout the downtown area, drawing crowds of their own with their impromptu performances.
Check out the following video to see what you may have missed at the 2010 Iowa Arts Festival–and to remind yourself why it’s great to be in Iowa City.