• Sponsored by the Iowa West Foundation, the annual celebration at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park in Council Bluffs is back with events running May 26th-29th. See the Loessfest website for details.

    Loessfest 2018 Lineup Announced
  • Learn how this approach to funding works on our Leadership Notes blog.

    Multi-Year Funding Approach Expands to Regional Arts Organizations
  • Residents and tourists seeking to learn more about art in the Council Bluffs community can do so using an app on their smartphones

    New, Free Art App Launches in Council Bluffs
  • 16-year-old Kellen Rief of Council Bluffs' Lewis Central finds a community at Kent Bellows Studio. Read his story on our Grants at Work blog. 

    Joslyn's Mentoring Program Sculpting this southwest Iowa Artist
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