Gallery Walk

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Join us for one of the best downtown traditions; Iowa City Gallery Walk. 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! 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.

The 2021 Downtown Spring Gallery Walk is Saturday, March 6th, and is the first Gallery Walk of the new year. The traditional event will be moved to Saturday to help accommodate the occupancy limits in the businesses and give you more time to appreciate the beautiful artwork. A friendly reminder that face coverings are required and to please keep a safe distance while visiting downtown.
Visit 7 of the venues during the Gallery Walk for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from AKAR! 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.
See the 2021 Spring Gallery Walk Locations below and rsvp on Facebook for the most recent updates:

2021 Spring Gallery Walk:

AKAR: Colorful Covid Project – Sanjay Jani. Photographs by Sanjay Jani – Finding order and geometry in Botanicals.

Beadology Iowa: Stone and Wire Jewelry by Zanetta Hoehle – Zanetta Hoehle. Zanetta Hoehle, from Tumbled Wire Designs, will show and sell her stone and wirework jewelry.  Her work is full of texture and color.  Zanetta’s one of a kind pieces of wearable art  include hand picked stone, trade beads, and tumbled glass pieces from her stained glass work along with intricate wirework in copper and bronze.  Zanetta teaches wirework classes at Beadology Iowa.

Blick Art Materials: Watercolors by Ekaterina Golova – Ekaterina Golova. The show will feature Kate’s whimsical victorian characters and recent plein air pieces that were painted during spring, summer and fall of 2020 in Iowa City.

Glassando: Pictures from Venice – Abby Restko. Photos and intaglio prints featuring Venice, Italy.

Iowa Artisans Gallery: Anyway the Wind Blows: The textures of the Great Plains – Jenny Braig. Works depicting the open spaces of The Great Plains and how wind plays on the surface. Textures in the oil paint of these pieces illustrate the motion of wind with a sculpted surface of chiaroscuro lines, and celebrate the landscapes of the midwest, where earth and sky meet in such a grand way.

Om Gifts for Body & Soul: Traditional Art from India – Partha Dev. Paintings by the visiting artist from India, Madhubani Paintings

Prairie Kitchen Store: Collected artwork from City High School art students – City High School art students. A collection of art techniques and materials that showcase some hard-working artists at City High School during this weird time.

Public Space One: Osmotic Radiance: the annual PS1 art auction – Group Exhibit. PS1’s annual art auction features diverse work by over 50 artists.

Sweets and Treats: Eye Candy – Megan Bishop. Dive into the original artwork by a local Iowa City artist. Eye Candy features work created with vibrant colors and textures inspired by her playful use of mixed mediums, and colorful design. Each piece is unique, original, and entices the eyes to find something new.

Ten Thousand Villages: Sherri Lynne Paint Box – Sherri Thompson. Sherri paints from inspiration, often reflecting nature, often whatever suits her fancy. She captures her love of texture and a bit of vintage, layering acrylics or mixed media on canvas, wood, or an old box or frame. Sherri is an Iowa City native. 

Textiles: Local Colors -Ritu Jain and Bird Skemp. See some of Ritu’s newest eco-print designs on a variety of silk scarves made with local leaves and foliage. We will be displaying her work alongside Manchester artist, Bird Skemp’s handmade earrings.

United Action for Youth: A Collection of Work – Archie Fisher. An exhibit of work created by Archie Fisher, a 6th grader at Mark Twain Elementary.