The Iowa City Gallery Walk is back for another year! For over 20 years, this event has taken over downtown and filled your favorite businesses with wonderful works of art. Make a day of it and grab a bite to eat, shop, and gallery walk in beautiful downtown Iowa City! The 2022 Downtown Summer Gallery Walk is Friday, June 3rd from 5:00 – 8:00pm. This FREE event is open to everyone to enjoy a self-guided tour of shops, galleries, and other locations that have curated featured artists and pieces of art.
2022 Summer Gallery Walk
Friday, June 3rd, 2022 - 5:00 - 8:00pm
Visit various venues during the Gallery Walk for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from one of our participating businesses! In order to qualify, participants will have to print out the Gallery Walk postcard or map and have it stamped at each location visited. Simply present the mailer card for a “punch” at the Gallery Walk locations. Completed cards may be dropped off at any participating venue. A winner will be selected and notified the following week once cards have been collected.
2022 Summer Gallery Walk:
- AKAR -New + Current Artists: “Collection of New Ceramic Works from Featured Artists”-Hand made ceramic work from new and current artists.
- Alleyway between Dubuque St and Linn St- Jason Snell: “From Our Minds to Yours”-Jason Snell will be presenting the next iteration of his thought-to-music project. Using EEG headbands on multiple people, the group will compose music and control the alleyway lighting system with their brains.
- The ArtiFactory– Julia Lohrman Audlehelm: “A Study in Pen and Ink”-Julia Lohrman Audlehelm is an artist who creates highly detailed pen & ink drawings. Her Iowa roots are on display in many of these drawings. She has been commissioned by a variety of public and private clients to create works of art that represent meaningful locations and concepts. Julia has produced studies of architectural and personal interest that readily translate into fine art prints, calendars, stationery, glassware, and multimedia identity. Her clients have included Senator Tom Harkin and the University of Iowa President’s home.
- Blick Art Materials– Jeff Allen: “Iowa Landscapes and Figures…”-OIl Paintings
- Field & Finch–Lori Fowler– Encaustic mixed media Artist
- Fortuna Board Game Cafe– Lexys Sillin: “Anxious Features”- Acrylic paintings: Explorations into the nature of the unconscious
- Glassando– Ted Walker: “Reflections In Silver”-Handmade Silver jewelry by third generation metal-smith Ted Walker. Ted describes his style as uncomplicated; clean flowing lines that elicit a simple elegance.
- Iowa Artisans Gallery– Marcia Wegman: “FOUR SEASONS AND FOUR CATS”-Pastel paintings exploring the four seasons of Iowa landscapes juxtaposed to four paintings portraying the life of Potemkin the Cat.
- The Knit Hole-Casey Mathews: “HOLY GLORY =)”-A collection of drawings embracing imbalance and the undying urge to indulge.
- M.C. Ginsberg– Jocelyn Chateauvert: “Paper Wrangler”-All artworks exhibited incorporate a variety of techniques developed by the artist that begins with making each sheet of paper by hand. Classically trained in the historical tradition of hand papermaking the artist uses plant fibers for their strength and archival qualities.
- MERGE-Chloe Allgood, Jay Provorse, Howard Hinton Photography, Jeff McNutt, and Diana Brayton: “MERGE featuring Local Artists”-trained in the historical tradition of hand papermaking the artist uses plant
- MidWestOne Bank-Sarah Neary: “It’s Still Life”-artist that begins with making each sheet of paper by hand. Classically
- Prairie Kitchen Store– Indya Smith-Johnson: “Selected Works of Indya Smith-Johnson”– Collection of ceramics and other works of art.
- Public Space One– Laura Napier: “Drivers”-An exhibition that maps systems of dirty power through installation, video, and a collaboratively created diagram of ethanol-related objects
- r.s.v.p.-Collaboration by Jenna Bonistalli and Sayuri Sasaki Hemann: “hitotoki (one moment in time)”-A site specific window installation engaging fiber, light and the natural world.
- Sweets and Treats– Amanda M Bollinger: “Melting Planets”-Using homemade media and reclaimed items the abstractions that emerge bring to mind otherworldly landscapes and atmospheres. Bright colors and vague shapes are imagined as alien places, flora and fauna. All of these pieces are done with homemade alcohol ink, and several are done on salvaged Italian marble pieces leftover from a construction project on a church in Des Moines.
- Ten Thousand Villages– Sarah Preciado- New artist working in mixed media
- Textiles– Abigail Coleman: “Procrastinations & Distractions”-A collection of pieces created when MFA homework should have been done.
- United Action for Youth-Bunny_Puke’s Weirdcore Art: “Cuties & Creepies”-A weirdcore art experience
- Willow & Stock– Elena Loukianova: “Backyard Botanicals”-fibers for their strength and archival qualities.