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MAY EVENTS AT CRESTON ARTS



May 1st, 2024. CRESTON, IA —  Two exhibits, another performance from Iowa Steel Band, and more fun workshops at Creston Arts. 


Art and Craft Workshops

This month’s workshops at the Creston Arts Center included a Gelli Printing with Sarah from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15th; a Paint with Melissa! themed Joyride Pup from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th; and a Kids’ Cartooning with Rick Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22nd. More details at www.crestonarts.com


Art on Deck Exhibit

Creston Arts will be holding a special opening exhibit for those who participated in the Art on Deck workshops from April. This gallery will exhibit the skateboard decks painted by over a dozen artists. Reception and open house takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center. Light refreshments and summer camp will be available. There is no charge to attend.


Monthly Poetry Workshop

This month’s poetry workshop is A Walk In The Woods: Senses & Spring Ephemerals. Participants will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2nd at the Green Valley State Park Campground Paved Trail. This class is for adults 18 and older. RSVP is encouraged at www.crestonarts.com


POTLUCK by SWCC Student Art

This year's SWCC Student Exhibition revolves around the theme of "Potluck". Each piece showcased represents a unique interpretation of food or food-based items. Spanning across various disciplines including 3D Design, Ceramics, Drawing I and II, Graphic Design, and Art Appreciation, and contributions from over 30 students this exhibition promises a delectable feast for the senses. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3rd, 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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May Calendar


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


May 2nd 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.


May 3rd POTLUCK Opening Reception - All ages. Free Event. 6 - 8 p.m. at Creston Arts Depot Gallery. 


May 15th Gelli Printing with Sarah! - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. Free workshop - $5 material fee or free-will donation encouraged. Class capped at 12 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


May 16th Art on Deck Opening Reception - All ages. Free Event. 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Creston Arts Center. 


May 18th Paint with Melissa! Joyride Pup - All ages. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. $20 fee. Class capped at 20 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 5 - 7 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.


May 22nd Kids’ Cartooning with Rick Friday! - Youth in grades 1st through 8th. A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 12 years of age. Free workshop - $5 material fee or free-will donation encouraged. Class capped at 10 participants, please register at www.crestonarts.com. 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Creston Arts Center.

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