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APRIL EVENTS AT CRESTON ARTS



March 29th, 2024. CRESTON, IA —  Creston Arts brings another round of fun events at the Creston Arts Center and Depot Gallery. 


Paint along with Melissa!

The ‘Paint along with Melissa!’ series continues next month with three classes at the Creston Arts Center. These classes will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., on Saturday, April 6th, 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22nd, and 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th. Registration is required at www.crestonarts.com


Art on Deck

"Art on Deck" is a multi-workshop event that will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15th, and Thursday, April 18th. Each deck painted during our "Art on Deck" sessions will be on exhibition at Creston Arts Center in May. More details to come at www.crestonarts.com


Other Workshops

Additional workshops at Creston Arts Center include a Needled Felted Succulents from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th; Decoupage for Beginners from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 23rd; Fabric Painting on Friday, April 19th (time TBD); Plastic Blagstics (Plarn making workshop) from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20th. More details at www.crestonarts.com


Poetry Events

This month’s poetry workshop is about writing Haikus. Participants are asked to bring their notebooks and pens from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4th at the Creston Arts Center. This class is for adults 18 and older. Another Open Mic Night will occur on Thursday, April 11th at The Latest Edition Bookstore. Sign-up starts at 5:30 p.m. and the mic will be open from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is for all ages.


CCHS Senior Student Artwork

This month’s exhibit will showcase art from seniors in Independent Study I and II plus more from a variety of art classes from Creston Community High School. This work will be a collective of artwork from the entire 2023-24 school year. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5th, at the Creston Arts Depot Gallery, 116 W. Adams St. Light refreshments will be served.



About Creston Arts

Creston Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has served the Creston Area since 1977. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Southwest Iowans by bridging the community to the arts through coordination, advancement, promotion, and administration of all phases of the arts in Creston and the surrounding area. For more information, a calendar of upcoming events, or to make a donation to further our mission, visit www.crestonarts.com or call 641-351-7634.


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April Calendar


All-month CCHS Senior Student Artwork at the Creston Arts Depot Gallery. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


April 4th Monthly Poetry Workshop -  Ages 18+.  Free workshop. Class capped at 20, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 6 - 8 p.m. at Creston Arts Center.


April 5th CCHS Senior Student Artwork Opening Reception - All ages.  Free Event. No registration is required. 6 - 8 p.m. at Creston Arts Center. 


April 6th Paint along with Melissa! On the Beach - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $20 fee per person. Scholarships available. Class capped at 25 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 5 - 7 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


April 13th Needled Felted Succulents with Kristina - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $45 fee per person. Class capped at 15 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 1 - 4 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


April 13th Decoupage for Beginners with Kalian Smith -  All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $20 fee per person. Scholarships available. Class capped at 20 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 5 - 7 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


April 15 & 18 Art on Deck: Design your own Skateboard Deck - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. Free will donation. 4 to 7 p.m. (both days) at the Creston Arts Center.


April 19 Fabric Painting with Sue Penn - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $50 fee per person. Class capped at 20 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 1 - 4 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Creston Arts Center.


April 20 Plastic Blagstics with Sandy - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $25 fee per person (includes supplies and hook to take home). Class capped at 10 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 9 to 10 a.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


April 22nd Paint along with Melissa! Octo-Artist - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $20 fee per person. Scholarships available. Class capped at 25 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 1 - 3:30 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


April 27th Paint along with Melissa! Joyride Pup - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $20 fee per person. Scholarships available. Class capped at 25 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 5 - 7 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.

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