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Art Center’s ArtSplash is a family-centered art festival of exceptional quality that enriches our region’s quality of life by bringing the excitement of the visual arts to our community.

We are thrilled to be hosting the 27th Annual ArtSplash this coming Labor Day Weekend, September 4 and 5. We are happy to announce we are moving the festival downtown on the Art Center campus this year! We are particularly excited to showcase our facilities to all the people of Siouxland: The Atrium and galleries of the Art Center, the studios of the Gilchrist Learning Center…they will all be utilized so we can have a fantastic festival! All your favorite festival folks will be there, and all the things you love about ArtSplash will be happening. We have exciting things planned for our new, vibrant location, and cannot wait for you to join us! Stay tuned to our website as we update with information on the 2021 festival!

ArtSplash is a project of the Sioux City Art Center. Proceeds fund education and exhibition programs and help the Sioux City Art Center remain free to the public.

Exhibiting Artists

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Food Vendors

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Splash Artists

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Engage the Community Application

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Main Stage

Luigi, Inc.

Saturday, September 4 at 1:00 pm

Luigi Inc is a jazz quintet hailing from Omaha, Nebraska. Founded by the late jazz legend, Luigi Waites, Luigi Inc (short for including, not incorporated) return to the ArtSplash Stage to WOW us with their musical talent!

Lil Red & The Medicated Moose Band

Saturday, September 4 at 3:00 pm

Lil Red and the Medicated Moose Band share a love for writing, music, and creativity. Watch as they try to escape the life that they are “supposed” to have and make some amazing things together.

The Langleys

Sunday, September 5 at 3:00 pm

Jack and Mike Langley are Sioux City Staples, and members of the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame. They’ve been playing together for over 40 years and now bring Noah Langley into the band for a family jam on the ArtSplash Stage!

Full Schedule

2021 Entertainment

Main Stage
 Saturday, September 4Sunday, September 5
12:00 PM Amazing ArthurAmazing Arthur
1:00 PM Luigi, Inc.Madison Avenue
3:00 PM Lil Red and the Medicated Moose BandThe Langleys


ArtSplash Kid’s Art Zone

We are thrilled to hold the ArtSplash Kid’s Art Zone in the (air-conditioned) Gilchrist Learning Center this year! Pop in to flex those creative muscles!

Printed wood pendant: 2 tickets

3D Animal wood puzzles: 5 tickets

Beaded phone straps: 5 tickets

Model magical monsters: 4 tickets 

Leather bracelets: 4 tickets

Felt puppets: 5 tickets

Suncatchers: 3 tickets

Mosaics on ceramic tile: 5 tickets

Kid’s Fun Zone

The Kid’s Fun Zone is awesome again this year! Amazing Arthur and Poppin’ Penelope are back, along with face painting by Rainbow Trout and Friends! (You can also check out Amazing Arthur on the Main Stage at noon on both Saturday and Sunday!)

Amazing Arthur

Poppin' Penelope

Rainbow Trout and Friends

Hands on Art Experience

Presented by Pickled Palette. Fun projects to choose from, including Hydrodipping and Glass Fusing!

Engage the Community 2021

Engage the Community is an informative and interactive area, taking place in the Sioux City Art Center’s Atrium, that allows for the Art Center to support other community partners in their initiatives to better our community. Visit their booths to learn more about these organizations and take part in the fun!

Saturday 10 AM–12 PM

Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA

Sioux City Public Library

Saturday 1 PM–3 PM

Sioux City Farmer’s Market

Sunday 1 PM–3 PM

Sioux City Symphony Orchestra



Need something to satisfy your hunger or quench your thirst?

Dairy Queen

L&L Kebab House

Nightingale Coffee

The Nut Hutte

Papa John’s Pizza

Over Rice

Stapleton Tornado Concessions

Tornado Funnel Cakes