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Our History

The Creston: Arts Council, originally called Crest Area Arts Council, is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has been serving the community since 1977.


In 2011, a new group of volunteers took over and developed programming for people of all ages including Art Camp, Chalk the Town, and the Depot Art Gallery.


The primary objective of this corporation shall be to provide a vehicle for ­coordination, advancement, promotion, and administration of all phases of the arts in Creston, Iowa, and the surrounding area.



As a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, Creston Arts is required to provide certain information upon request. We want to share this information in an easily accessible format.

Prior to 2019, Creston Arts filed an IRS E-Postcard. This simple return is filed by organizations with gross receipts less than $50,000 and by organizations that do not have restricted funds. These are simple documents that can be found by searching the tax-exempt organization database on the Internal Revenue Service website.

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