Art Center Plans Weeklong Fundraiser: “Pure Imagination: A Week of Delights”

SIOUX CITY – The Sioux City Art Center invites Siouxland to participate in “Pure Imagination: A Week of Delights,” starting May 1 and continuing until through May 7, 2021. The week will include events both free and paid admission, virtual and in-person, with continued Covid-19 safety protocols in place. The theme calls attention to the ways we interpret the world around us through our five senses, and how the visual arts can enhance and be enhanced by those senses. 

The week starts with a Virtual Fundraiser, accessible to all viewers, on Saturday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. The event, co-hosted by Bruce Miller and Jenna Rehnstrom-Liberto, will be broadcast on our fundraising page: Pure Imagination ( and will include a Silent Auction and optional Sensory Treat Box, available for order on the website. On May 2, “Touch: A Hands-on Clay Experience” will take place at the Gilchrist Learning Center on the Art Center campus. Space is limited for this free event, so registration is recommended on our fundraising page, listed above. Monday, May 3, we invite Art Center Members to pick up coffee and a sweet treat before they start their work week. Tuesday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 5 will be days where visitors to the Art Center can enjoy “Scent: Flowers on Parade” taking place in the Art Center Atrium, free to the public. Thursday evening, visitors to the Art Center will enjoy “Sound: A Magical, Melodious Evening with Mary Watts, Harpist.” Ms. Watts will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Art Center’s Atrium. The event is come and go, and is free to the public. Capping off the fundraising week is the “Wine & Cheese Soiree” on the front lawn of the Art Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Mike Langley will perform and guests will enjoy various wines and individual charcuterie boards. Limited tickets are available for this event on the Art Center’s fundraising page, listed above. 

The ultimate experience of this week is “Comet Shower,” a full-gallery, immersive art experience inspired by the Dennis Dykema painting by the same name. This experience will engage all the senses and is free to the public beginning May 2 at 1 p.m. Following department guidelines of the City of Sioux City, social distancing and masks are required at the Sioux City Art Center. 


The Sioux City Art Center is a model public/private partnership between the City of Sioux City and the Art Center Association of Sioux City. 

Visiting the Sioux City Art Center
The Sioux City Art Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The Sioux City Art Center is located at 225 Nebraska Street, Sioux City, IA. 

Additional information is available by contacting the Sioux City Art Center at (712) 279-6272, ext. 3200 or