Arts festival takes over downtown Marion

Marion’s City Square Park hosts the Marion Arts Festival (MAF) this Saturday, May 16 as it enters it’s 23rd year. With over 12,000 visitors expected to attend this year, MAF director Deb Bailey attributes much of the longevity and success of to the tight focus of the event, which is embodied in its mission: “No Bands. No Beer. Just Art.” […]

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Inaugural Tiffin festival combines beer and bluegrass

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Beer and bluegrass will harmonize this weekend for the inaugural Bella Sala Brew Grass Festival at the Bella Sala Event Center in Tiffin. Chad Atherton, festival promoter and regional market manager for Founders Brewing Company, credits the renaissance of craft beer in Iowa and the heritage of bluegrass in the Mississippi and Missouri Valley as the inspiration for the festival’s theme. […]

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Exhibit to feature artwork by Iowa City youth

The Chait Galleries Downtown will showcase the budding talent of the Iowa City art scene with their Under 20 Art Exhibition 2015, opening this Friday. Included in the show are 30 artists ranging from six to 18 years old. They work in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture and jewelry, and all work displayed at the Chait Gallery will be for sale. […]

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