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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

Lil Red & The Medicated Moose Band

Main Stage
Saturday, August 31 at 1:00 pm

This is a performance you won’t want to miss! From pop and country to rap and rock n’ roll, The String Beans perform a wide variety of original, family-friendly songs about all the things kids love: animals, cartoons, food, science, sports and lots more! Each show is hilarious, inclusive and spontaneous, and each catchy tune is designed to get every audience dancing and singing along!

The Ruralists

Main Stage
Sunday, September 1 at 1:00 pm

The Weekender wrote, “Guitar driven…wonderfully written songs…a powerful set…” You must check out The Ruralists on the ArtSplash Main Stage on Sunday to watch these rising stars!

Adam Girard

Main Stage
Sunday, September 1 at 3:00 pm

You’ve heard Adam Girard as a part of Premium Draft and Big Bad Cash Band, and now Adam is back from the Des Moines area to play his new bluesy/country acoustic sound on the ArtSplash Main Stage.

Children’s Stage

Children’s Stage is awesome again this year! Jered the Incredible, Balloon Master Greg, the Sioux City Police Department K-9 Unit…they’ll all be there. And, the Sioux City Community Theater will be back with skits, storytelling, and solos to knock your socks off! Each with their special brand of antics that are sure to captivate kids young and old!

Ballon Master Greg

Jered the Incredible

Full Schedule

Saturday's Entertainment (August 31, 2019)

Festival open 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
 Main StageChildren's Stage
11:00 AMPaul ImholteZumba
12:00 PMJered the IncredibleK-9 Demonstration
1:00 PMLil Red & The Medicated Moose BandSioux City Community Theatre
2:00 PMSioux City Community Theatre
3:00 PMAngie Lambrecht from Violet FeverJered the Incredible
4:00 PMTaekwondo demonstration

Sunday's Entertainment (September 1, 2019)

Festival open 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
 Main StageChildren's Stage
11:00 AMPaul ImholteZumba
12:00 PMJered the IncredibleK-9 Demonstration
1:00 PMThe RuralistsSioux City Community Theatre
2:00 PMSioux City Community Theatre
3:00 PMAdam GirardJered the Incredible
4:00 PMTaekwondo demonstration


ArtSplash Kid’s Art Zone

Kids pursue their artistic dreams in the ArtSplash Kid’s Art Zone. Groups raise funds to pursue their dreams!

Apostolic Faith Tabernacle

Stepping Stones, Frisbees, and Ball Caps

Create Love

Screen Print Projects

East High Show Choir

Spray Canvas Painting

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

Dragon and Mermaid Eggs

Sergeant Bluff-Luten National Honor Society

Bead Bracelets and Bubble Painting

Take Flight Cheer

Cheer Bows, Paint Your Own Brick, Cookie Creations, Tie-Dye T-Shirts

Hands on Art Experience

Presented by Pickled Palette. Fun projects to choose from: Pottery, Glass Fusing, Fluid Art and Succulent Gardens.

Engage the Community 2019

Engage the Community is an informative and interactive area, centrally located at the festival, 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–1:30 PM

Siouxland Humanity Society

Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA

Sioux City Public Library

Film Festival

Saturday 2 PM–6 PM

LaunchPAD Children’s Museum

Junior League of Sioux City

Art Center’s Gilchrist Learning Center

Film Festival

Sunday 10 AM–1:00 PM

Opportunities Limited


Sioux City Farmers Market

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Sierra Club



Need something to satisfy your hunger or quench your thirst?

Conrad’s Kitchen

Dairy Queen

Gobblestop Turkey Shop

Golden Brew Coffee Co.

Gyros & More

L&L Kebab House

The Nut Hutte

Papa John’s Pizza

Smokin’ R BBQ

The Sweet Spot

Tornado Cheese Shak

Tornado Funnel Cakes