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.
Engage the Community Application
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.
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!
2021 EntertainmentMain Stage
|Saturday, September 4||Sunday, September 5|
|12:00 PM||Amazing Arthur||Amazing Arthur|
|1:00 PM||Luigi, Inc.||Madison Avenue|
|3:00 PM||Lil Red and the Medicated Moose Band||The 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!)
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?
L&L Kebab House
The Nut Hutte
Papa John’s Pizza
Stapleton Tornado Concessions
Tornado Funnel Cakes