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MARCH EVENTS AT CRESTON ARTS



February 24, 2024. CRESTON, IA —  Creston Arts announces more workshops and events at the Creston Arts Center for the month of March, including various crafts and media taught by local artists.


Two Part Clay Workshop

Professional Ceramicist and SWCC Art Instructor Kelly Devitt will teach a two-part clay workshop Satudays March 2nd and 9th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Creston Arts Center. Participants will learn to create their own hand-built mug. This class is for ages 10 and up. Registration is required at www.crestonarts.com


Paint along with Melissa!

The ‘Paint along with Melissa!’ series continues next month with two classes at the Creston Arts Center. These classes will take place 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday March 3, and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 23. Registration is required at www.crestonarts.com


Other Workshops

Additional workshops at Creston Arts Center include a Decoupage for Beginners with Kalian Smith from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Satuday March 9; Maker’s Night Workshop for “Folded Fabric Flowers” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday March 14th; Beginner Crochet with Sandy Maxa 9 a.m. to noon Saturday March 16. More details at www.crestonarts.com


Poetry Event

This month’s poetry workshop is themed ‘Duality of spring.’ Participants are asked to bring their notebooks and pens 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Creston Arts Center. This class is for adults 18 and older. 


“The Words He Cannot Say” by Leo Bird

Creston Arts invites the public to the opening reception for a performance of  Leo Bird’s graphic memoir, "The Words He Cannot Say.” This free event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 1, at Creston Arts Gallery. The performance starts at 7 p.m. This content is clean with no swearing - PG to PG-13. Learn more about the artist at https://leobirdstandsup.com/about-leo-bird/. The art will be on display for the month of March at the Creston Arts Depot Gallery, 116 W. Adams St. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday—more info at www.crestonarts.com



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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March Calendar


All-month “The Words He Cannot Say” by Leo Bird at the Creston Arts Depot Gallery. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


March 1 “The Words He Cannot Say” Opening Reception and Performance - All ages.  Free Event. No registration is required. 6 - 8 p.m. at Creston Arts Center. 


March 2 & 9 Clay Workshop: Mug Making - Ages 10+. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $35 fee per person. Scholarships available. Class capped at 15 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


March 3 Paint along with Melissa! Cottontail Rabbits - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $25 fee per person. Scholarships available. Class capped at 25 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 2 - 4:30 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


March 7 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.


March 9  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 8 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


March 14  Makers’ Workshop: Fabric Folded Flowers-  All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $20 fee per person (including precut fabric). Scholarships available. Class capped at 12 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


March 16 Crochet for Beginners with Sandy Maxa - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $20 fee per person. Class capped at 12 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


March 23 Paint along with Melissa! Sea Turtles- All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $25 per person. Scholarships available. Class capped at 25 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.

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