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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 30th Annual ArtSplash this coming Labor Day Weekend, August 31 and September 1, 2024, 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 2024 festival!

FOR ARTISTS: The application and additional information for the 2024 festival can be found at

ZAPP – Event Information – Sioux City Art Center’s ArtSplash 2024 (zapplication.org)

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.

Free shuttles and free parking available at the Tyson Events Center and Longlines Family Rec Center.

Full Schedule

2023 Entertainment

Main Stage
Saturday, September 2Sunday, September 3
10:30 AMPaul ImholtePaul Imholte
11:30 AMMt. Zion Choir
12:00 PMAmazing ArthurAmazing Arthur
1:00 PMChad Elliott & Kathryn FoxNoah Towns & Chandler Todd - Dueling Pianos
2:30 PMLion Dancers
3:00 PMSiouxland Chorus & Barbershop QuartetThe Langleys

 

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!

Activities

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 is back, along with face painting by Rainbow Trout and Friends! (You can also check out Amazing Arthur on the Main Stage at 12:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday!)

Amazing Arthur

Rainbow Trout and Friends

Chad Elliott

Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle will be an unforgettable presentation of a collectively produced textile installation led by the Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Browder. Come by, meet Amanda, and learn more about this exciting project! (She’ll be stationed outside near the front entrance of the Art Center!)

✨FABRIC DONATIONS NEEDED ✨

Sewing for the large-scale fabric installation on the Sioux City Art Center begins at ArtSplash this year, and we would love to include YOUR fabric! There will be drop off stations at ArtSplash; we ask for the donations to be:
  • Cotton, saturated color: patterns and solids.
  • Sequins, florescent colors, and velvets welcome!
  • Non-stretchy, opaque materials larger than 1 foot in one direction.
  • No clothes, please.
If you have a Sewing Machine you would like to donate for the duration of the project, let us know! For more information contact: bschmitz@sioux-city.org

Engage the Community 2023

Engage the Community is an informative and interactive area, taking place in the Sioux City Art Center’s Atrium and along 2nd Street, 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

Sioux City Public Library

Siouxland Cares

Junior League

Unity in Action

Siouxland Artists

Filmmakers Club

Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA

Human Rights Commission

LaunchPad

Vangarde Arts

Saturday 1 PM–3 PM

​Iowa Lions Bank

Siouxland Community Health

Estrellas de Jalisco

Unity in Action

Siouxland Artists

Filmmakers Club

Human Rights Commission

LaunchPad

Vangarde Arts

Sunday 10 AM-12 PM

Siouxland Artists

Filmmakers Club

Iowa PBS

Long Lines Climbing

Vangarde Arts

Sunday 1 PM–3 PM

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Ctr

Sioux City Symphony Orchestra

Siouxland Artists

Filmmakers Club

Iowa PBS

Long Lines Climbing

Vangarde Arts

Food

Vendors

Need something to satisfy your hunger or quench your thirst?

Conrad’s Kitchen

Fifty-Nine Grind Coffeehouse

Gyros and More

Malli’s On Wheels

The Nut Hutte

Over Rice

Papa John’s Pizza

Tornado Funnel Cakes