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Faith in art inspires a new eastside gallery/studio

“I wanted a studio,” said Bella Vine. Ask and ye shall receive. Now she directs a cluster of studios, an art gallery and oversees Art Expressions: The Art Experience and Learning Center, which provides classes for artists of all ages at Taag Studio and Gallery. Taag, which stands for Towncrest Area Artists Group, is located […]

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Fate of cottages still uncertain

The Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) voted unanimously last week to recommend giving the three workers’ cottages on South Dubuque Street historic landmark status. The vote comes after the HPC reviewed a petition submitted by the Friends of the Historic Preservation, which calls for the city to rezone the block from a commercial zone […]

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Council votes against public hearing on cottages

Iowa City Council voted this morning 4-3 not to have a public hearing to discuss the historic status of three workers’ cottages, located on the 600 block of South Dubuque Street. The buildings, which had been slated for rezoning into the new Riverfront Crossings District, are on the chopping block after an engineer’s report from […]

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