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Built by immigrants in 1893, the Matyk Building is now a font of food and art in Cedar Rapids

The building that sits at 1029 3rd St SE in Cedar Rapids has roots almost as deep as the city itself. It was erected by the Matyk family, immigrants from Czechoslovakia, in 1893, only 44 years after the city was […]

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Build a bee as part of a Cedar Rapids community art project highlighting the importance of the busy pollinators

Happen to have ping-pong balls, used plastic water bottles, empty milk jugs, hangers and push pins lying around? According to the Grant Wood Art Colony, those common items — or other recycled materials — are un-bee-lievably perfect for crafting a […]

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