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CRESTON ARTS is on a mission

to enrich the lives of Southwest Iowans by bridging the community and the arts through coordination, advancement, promotion administration of all phases of the arts in Creston and the surrounding area.

many people looking at a mural of a woman's face and open hands with flowers and arches in the background

We believe in the transformative power of creativity. If you do too, consider supporting our mission.

Instructors and youth working with clay at Creston Arts Summer Art Camp
Ways to Give
Mission Statement

Upcoming Events

Creston Arts offers a variety of fee-based and free events for all ages. However, our policy is to have art programming accessible to all. If you are in need of a scholarship to cover the fee of any Creston Arts program, please email info@crestonarts.com for a discount code to be used at checkout online. 

  • Monthly Poetry Workshop: March - duality of spring
    Monthly Poetry Workshop: March - duality of spring
    Thu, Mar 07
    Creston Arts Center
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Join us for a spring-season-themed poetry workshop!
  • Découpage for Beginners!
    Découpage for Beginners!
    Sat, Mar 09
    Creston Arts Center
    Mar 09, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Let's learn to découpage with Kalian!
  • Maker's Night: Fabric Folded Flowers with Sarah
    Maker's Night: Fabric Folded Flowers with Sarah
    Thu, Mar 14
    Creston Arts Center
    Mar 14, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Mar 14, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Let's make some adorable fabric-folded flowers!
  • Beginning Crochet with Sandy!
    Beginning Crochet with Sandy!
    Sat, Mar 16
    Creston Arts Center
    Mar 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Let's learn the basics of crochet with Sandy!
  • Paint along with Melissa! Sea Turtles
    Paint along with Melissa! Sea Turtles
    Sat, Mar 23
    Creston Arts Center
    Mar 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Let's paint some sea turtles!
  • Paint along with Melissa! Cotton Tail Rabbits!
    Paint along with Melissa! Cotton Tail Rabbits!
    Sun, Mar 03
    Creston Arts Center
    Mar 03, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Mar 03, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Join us in painting some adorable cottontail rabbits with Melissa!
  • Clay Workshop: Hand Building Mugs
    Clay Workshop: Hand Building Mugs
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 02
    Creston Arts Center
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Creston Arts Center, 411 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Join us for this awesome two-part mug-making workshop!
  • March Exhibit: Leo Bird - The Words He Cannot Say
    March Exhibit: Leo Bird - The Words He Cannot Say
    Fri, Mar 01
    Creston Arts Depot Gallery
    Mar 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Creston Arts Depot Gallery, 116 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Mar 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Creston Arts Depot Gallery, 116 W Adams St, Creston, IA 50801, USA
    Come join us for an amazing show and artist talk/performance from Leo Bird!
Upcoming Events

50 years of CRESTON ARTS

Creston Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit, has been serving Creston and surrounding communities since 1976. In 2011, a new group of volunteers took the reigns and established Union County's first art gallery and developed programs for individuals of all ages and abilities.  

Read more about where we started, what we've accomplished, and what's to come. 

The five original founders of Crest Area Arts Council photographed for a newspaper clipping in 1976.
About Creston Arts

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

The mission of Creston Arts is made possible with the help of the following sponsors:

Iowa State Savings Bank logo
Creston News Advertiser logo
Creston Chamber of Commerce logo
The Sewing Machine Project logo
Iowa Arts Council / Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs logo
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