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 29th Annual ArtSplash this coming Labor Day Weekend, September 2 and 3, 2023, from 10:00am – 5:00pm. We are happy to announce we will again hold 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 and cannot wait for you to join us! Stay tuned to our website as we update with information on the 2023 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.
Engage the Community Application
Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 at 11:30 am
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!
Saturday, September 3 at 1 pm
Brand new in 2021 and back by popular demand, we are happy to welcome Madison Avenue back to the ArtSplash stage! Madison Ave is Madison Zeller, Steve Lange, Jay Krehbiel, Sam Irish, and Sam Irish Jr. These musicians are known for performing throughout the Siouxland area and beyond for many years, and we hope to have them at ArtSplash for many years to come!
The Cardinal Sound
Saturday, September 3 at 3 pm
The Cardinal Sound hails from Des Moines, playing large festivals throughout the State of Iowa. Their sound is Americana Rock and Progressive Bluegrass and we can’t wait to welcome them to Sioux City!
Noah Towns & The Other Brothers
Sunday, September 4 at 1 pm
Brothers in song, Wizards of magic, mysticism, might and melody, Holy Men of Harmony, their song is True Rock and Triumphant Roll. They are Noah Towns and The Other Brothers.
Sunday, September 4 at 3 pm
Closing out ArtSplash is Sioux City native Paige Rose and her band, joining us from Nashville! Paige Rose is a powerhouse vocalist that dares to be reckoned with. With influences from many different genres, Rose likes to say she takes her country music with a little “sass & soul”, channeling the many artists she grew up on, such as Shania Twain & Fleetwood Mac.
2022 EntertainmentMain Stage
|Saturday, September 3||Sunday, September 4|
|11:00 AM||Amazing Arthur||Amazing Arthur|
|11:30 AM||The Langleys||The Langleys|
|1:00 PM||Madison Avenue||Noah Towns & The Other Brothers|
|3:00 PM||The Cardinal Sound||Paige Rose|
Take a break from the heat outside, visit our newly updated Stark Lecture Hall, and enjoy a selection of films, courtesy of the Sioux City International Film Festival!
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!
Kid’s Fun Zone
The Kid’s Fun Zone is awesome again this year! Amazing Arthur and Jered the Incredible are back, along with face painting by Rainbow Trout and Friends! (You can also check out Amazing Arthur on the Main Stage at 11:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday!)
Jered the Incredible
Rainbow Trout and Friends
Hands on Art Experience
Presented by Pickled Palette. Fun projects to choose from, including Hydrodipping and Glass Fusing!
Need something to satisfy your hunger or quench your thirst?
L&L Kebab House
The Nut Hutte
Tornado Funnel Cakes