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‘When is enough enough?’ Hundreds gather in Iowa City to remember George Floyd and other victims of racism and police violence

It was obvious before you reached the Pentacrest on Saturday that the protest rally scheduled for noon was going to be different. Clinton Street was blocked off from Washington to Jefferson, and a traffic barrier at Dubuque Street kept cars off Iowa Avenue. The streets weren’t blocked for a march, but to allow the hundreds […]

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Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase: Darius Stewart, the Englert’s 2020 Nonfiction Writing Fellow, discusses Iowa City, poetry and HGTV with Elly Hofmaier

As part of Little Village’s ongoing Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase, we highlight poet Darius Stewart and his work as the Englert Theatre’s Nonfiction Writing Fellow for 2020. Stewart is the second recipient of the fellowship, which was designed to give writers a space to create and a new way to connect with the community. […]

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Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase: The artists behind FilmScene’s promotional trailers

When you sit down for a show at FilmScene, you see more than local commercials and dancing concession stand treats before the movie. FilmScene Marketing Manager Stacia Rain and Projection and Programming Assistant Dominick Shults combine their artistic skills to create specialized trailers, programs, stickers and more for the nonprofit’s film series — including, and […]

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Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase: Public Space One opens virtual gallery featuring Georgian-American artist Nina Kintsurashvili

The social isolation created by COVID-19 forced mixed media artist Nina Kintsurashvili and Public Space One to rethink how art can be shared with the community during a crisis. Working with digital artist Austin Caskie, Kintsurashvili created the interactive exhibit “Unattended Act,” a series of five of her paintings. The online exhibit is hosted by […]

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Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase: Megan Gogerty of Riverside Theatre speaks into the void

In support of Riverside Theatre, playwright, comedian, actor and professor Megan Gogerty performs at home in part two of the Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase — a series of performances inviting community contributions to local artists, and to the nonprofit arts organizations that support their work year-round. Support Riverside Theatre To support Megan Gogerty: Venmo: […]

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Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase: How PromptPress binds visual arts and writing together

The current moment brings into sharp focus the need to support our arts and culture venues and local artists. The Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase is an eight-part series of performances that invite community contributions to artists and to the nonprofit arts organizations that support their work year-round. Performance #1: Excerpts from PromptPress Issue #8, […]

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