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October 5-8
Sioux City, IA

Sioux City International Film Festival

October 5-8, 2023
All Day

The Sioux City International Film Festival has showcased a variety of independent short films from all the around world

October 12-15
Iowa City

Refocus Film Festival

October 12-15, 2023

The 2nd annual Refocus Film Festival will take place October 12-15, 2023. Building on the success of the inaugural year, this year's festival will again include dozens of films, conversations, performances, and art inspired by the work of adaptation, transforming one art form into another.

October 12

Iowa's Creative Places: Securing National Funding for Public Art

October 12, 2023
10:00 a.m.

The City of Dubuque recently secured national funding to advance elements of their public art master plan.

October 13-14
Ottumwa, IA

Halloweenapalooza Film Festival

October 13-14, 2023
All Day

Halloweenapalooza has become known for providing entertainment through its annual zombie walk, costume contest, film festival which has received international recognition, and more.

October 25
Art Center of Burlington

Call for Artists: Itty Bitty Bits of Art: A Small Works Show

October 25, 2023

Be a part of this tiny show with your 2D+3D art in any medium, students are encouraged to participate too!

November 18
Art Center of Burlington

Call for Artists: ACB's All Member Show Opportunity

November 18, 2023

Any current ACB member can submit up 1-2 pieces for our Annual and popular All Member Show.

November 22

VAA Art Café: Selling at Art Auctions & Secondary Market

November 22, 2023

We will be joined by Tom Best, Auctioneer and Director of The Auction Collective to discuss how emerging and underrepresented artists can show and sell artwork through art auction houses/ auction platforms and the secondary market.

November 22

Visual Artists Association Selling at Art Markets

November 22, 2023

VAA Art Café: Selling at Art Auctions & Secondary Market

December 14
1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200, Helmick Conference Room, Des Moines or via Teams Webinar

Iowa Arts Council Board of Directors Meeting

December 14, 2023
9:00 a.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

June 6-8
Mount Pleasant

Preserve Iowa Summit

June 6-8, 2024

The Preserve Iowa Summit is the state’s premier conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation in Iowa.