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‘I hope it’s gonna be a catalyst’: City dedicates the Oracles of Iowa City mural

The Oracles of Iowa City mural is finally completed after months of work. The figures stand tall over East Burlington Street with two stark messages: “Black joy needs no permission” and “Weaponize your privilege to save Black bodies.” Artists Antoine […]

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Loop, an interactive art exhibit, lights up the Ped Mall

Loop began to light up the Ped Mall on Friday. The interactive art installation combines spinning illustrations and quiet music, all powered by the person viewing the art. The installation features large cylindrical pods that mimic the display of a […]

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It’s nearly time for the annual Ped Mall bench makeover — applications are open for BenchMarks 2021

The Iowa City Ped Mall has seen Herkys on parade, tree sweaters, outdoor pianos, a massive $20,000 bike rack and more, but perhaps its most enduring and diverse public art project has been its painted benches. Since the summer of […]

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Creating public art becomes more private during the pandemic, but the work continues in Iowa City

A reduction of Iowa Citians in the streets hasn’t stopped local artists from beautifying them. Thomas Agran, director of public art for the Iowa City Downtown District, said that when the pandemic started affecting local businesses and jobs, his office […]

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‘My life matters! Your life matters!’: Iowa artists unveil new mural overlooking Iowa City’s Northside

A new mural from Iowa artists Robert Moore and Dana Harrison, titled “The Reciprocal of Humanity,” was formally unveiled Saturday night, July 4, on the side of the Market House on North Linn Street. Building project manager Ross Nusser recruited […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2018: Arts & Entertainment

The results are in! Here are the winners of the 2018 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Arts & Entertainment category, representing Little Village readers’ favorite businesses, organizations, people and places in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. […]

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Iowa City looking to add public art celebrating the farmers market to Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp

Art isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when most people think about parking ramps, but neither is fresh produce and the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramps is home to the Iowa City Farmers Market. The Iowa City Public Art Program is now accepting submissions for a project to add art to the farmers market experience.
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