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Arts & Culture Calendar of Events

Check out our calendar below for upcoming events and deadlines related to the Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa, and the State Historical Preservation Office.
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January / August 18-31
Ottumwa

Call for Films: Halloweenapalooza Film Festival

January 18-August 31, 2024

Halloweenapalooza is the state’s only horror film showcase. This festival is created by horror filmmakers for horror fans.

July 26-28
Des Moines

Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project

July 26-28, 2024

Advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers

August 15-18
Davenport

Alternating Currents Film Festival

August 15-18, 2024

Music. Film. Comedy. Art.

August 31
Decorah

Call for Films: Oneota Film Festival

August 31, 2024

OFF invites documentary, narrative, animated, and student films for its 15th annual festival March 2025.

September 5-7
Mason City

Iowa Independent Film Festival

September 5-7, 2024

Independent films, unique documentaries, and student productions

September 14
Manning

Masterpiece Manning - Encounter With the Arts

September 14, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Masterpiece Manning: Encounter with the Arts will feature multiple opportunities for people to experience the arts—live music, culinary arts, film, painting and other visual arts.

September 20
Vernon

Call for Artists: Lincoln Highway Arts Festival

September 20, 2024

The 18th Lincoln Highway Arts Festival will be held Saturday, September 21, 2024, from 10 am - 4 pm on Mount Vernon's main street.

September 21
Mount Vernon

Lincoln Highway Arts Festival

September 21, 2024

The 18th Lincoln Highway Arts Festival will be held Saturday, September 21, 2024, from 10 am - 4 pm on Mount Vernon's main street.

September 24
Iowa Economic Development Authority Helmick Conference Room 1963 Bell Ave Des Moines, IA 50315

Iowa Arts Council Board of Directors Meeting

September 24, 2024
10:00 a.m.

Quarterly Meeting

October 3-6
Sioux City

Sioux City International Film Festival

October 3-6, 2024

Launched in 2005, the Sioux City International Film Festival (SCIFF) is the longest continuously running shorts festival in Iowa.

October 11-12
Ottumwa

Halloweenapalooza Film Festival

October 11-12, 2024

Iowa’s only horror film showcase created by horror filmmakers for horror fans

October 17-20
Iowa City

Refocus Film Festival

October 17-20, 2024

Films, conversations, performances, and art inspired by the work of adaptation

March 6-9
Decorah

Oneota Film Festival

March 6-9, 2025

Held among the spectacular rivers and bluffs of the Driftless Region in Northeastern Iowa, the Oneota Film Festival, OFF, brings compelling, innovative, and inspiring films and filmmakers to Decorah, Iowa, from around the globe.