Iowa's Artistic Side

Be a part of Iowa's art renaissance.

Take a walk through the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in the vibrant center of downtown Des Moines and enjoy famous sculptures from artists around the world. Mix art and exercise by biking or walking the 11-mile loop through the fabulous sculptures on the Trout Run Trail in Decorah. International artists travel to Newton to show off creations at the annual Iowa Sculpture Festival.

Artist Grant Wood used Iowa's landscape to inspire some of the world's most iconic art. Learn more about the Iowa native's life and art at the Grant Wood Art Studio in Cedar Rapids. Then, travel to Eldon to visit the American Gothic House and make yourself the centerpiece of Wood's most celebrated painting.

Indulge in originals by Picasso, Rembrandt, and Goy at the Mooney Art Collection in Charles City.

For all of Iowa's art lovers, there is the Des Moines Art Festival. This three-day event has it all - visual arts from local, national and international artists, live music, performance art, interactive art activities and film.

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