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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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Iowa City Downtown District solicits public opinion on the future of public art

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, interested community members and aspiring creators of public art in downtown Iowa City will have a chance to share their ideas with the Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD) and each other in a public input meeting to be held at MERGE (136 S Dubuque St). The event begins at 6:30 p.m. […]

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New deal: Interactive public art installation comes to downtown

Public Art in downtown Iowa City

When it became clear that a sewer renovation project on Washington Street in downtown Iowa City would obscure the streetscape for nearly eight months, the Iowa City Downtown District turned to local artist Thomas Agran for help. Agran has been responsible for the murals at both the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City New Pioneer Co-op […]

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Catch ice sculptures in progress on the Ped Mall this afternoon

This week’s freezing temps may have Iowans bundling up, but conditions couldn’t be better for the Winter Weatherdance, a public art project that launches today on the Ped Mall. Architecture firm OPN is collaborating with UI art students to create what OPN calls “surreal, paper-thin, inhabitable ice sculptures” across the Ped Mall. The project brings […]

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Unveiling of Ped Mall art installation set for Thursday at FilmScene

This Thursday at FilmScene at 5:30 p.m., the City of Iowa City is inviting members of the public to catch an early glimpse of a new public art project set for installation in the Ped Mall’s Black Hawk Mini Park in 2017. The art installation, developed by internationally known artist and architect Cecil Balmond of […]

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