ARTapalooza - Fine Art and Fun
on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Fine art and fun? You bet! On Saturday, September 9, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and paper art will fill the streets of downtown Cedar Falls as part of the 12th annual ARTapalooza on Main, a juried art show. It’s more than an art show, it’s a festival with activities for the kids, music from local musicians and an opportunity to shop local.
Select local and regional artists will exhibit and sell their works of art on Main Street between 1st Street and 4th Streets from 9 am until 4pm. Whether you’re looking for a unique painting, a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry or a finely-crafted sculpture, you’ll find artwork that is original, abstract, practical and whimsical!
Looking for a day spent with the family? Community Main Street will partner with the Hearst Center for the Arts and the Youth Art Team to offer activities for the entire family. For the kids, there’s face painting, free drawing opportunities and more. Some downtown businesses such as Hatchlings & Hens, Peekaboo Baby and World's Window will also be providing free art activities for the kids. And, you can even create your own canvas masterpiece with a special step-by-step painting activities for adults and kids at Cedar Valley Art & Wine.
New this year, the Youth Art Team has created a backdrop and portrait setting for the festival and student artists from the Cedar Valley will draw and paint portraits for free using the backdrop. The public is invited to participate as well! If your appreciation of the arts stems more from an observation standpoint, be sure to stroll down Main Street and view Alice Dolenger, who will be returning to ARTapalooza again this year to create another plein air masterpiece.
Art at ARTapalooza also includes music. At the corner of 4th and Main Streets, linger awhile to enjoy the sounds of the Cedar Falls High School Jazz Band, the UNI Suzuki School of Music, the UNI Jazz Ensemble and a variety of musicians from the Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association. There will also be music outside Cup of Joe and the wcfsymphony's Instrument Zoo will also be present again this year!
Fun and art are rolled into one at ARTapalooza. Stroll and shop the day away and then take it all in as you dine on the patio of one of the many locally-owned restaurants. It’s a day full of activities!
For more information, please visit www.communitymainstreet.org.
If you'd like to make ARTapalooza part of a weekend getaway, we invite you to contact the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 319-268-4266 (800-845-1955) or visit Places to Stay, Places to Eat & Drink and Things to Do and put together your own weekend itinerary using our Travel Pack!
- alice dolenger
- art show
- cedar falls high school jazz band
- cedar valley acoustic guitar association
- cedar valley art & wine
- downtown cedar falls
- family fun
- hearst center for the arts
- live music
- street fair
- things to do
- uni jazz ensemble
- uni suzuki school of music
- youth art team