Gallery Walk

March 1, 2019, June 7, 2019, and October 4, 2019: 5-8pm

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

Enjoy any and all of the three Downtown Gallery Walks of 2019!  This free event is open to everyone to take a self-guided tour of different shops, galleries and other locations that have curated feature artists and pieces of art.

Visit a certain number of venues during the Gallery Walk for a chance to win a special prize! In order to qualify, participants will have their Gallery Walk postcard or map stamped, at each location visited. Simply present the mailer card for a “punch” at Gallery Walk locations. Completed cards may be dropped off at any participating venue.

2019 Spring Gallery Walk: 

Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar– Katie Freeman- “Serving in Style: decorative platter in wood and resin”
MidWestOne Bank- Kids’ Art- “Annual display of 900 pieces of local elementary students’ artwork”
r.s.v.p.– UI Center for the Book- “New Work: Letterpress Printing, Paper Making, Book Binding, Calligraphy”
Moss– Suke Cody and Moss staff- “Framing Nature: A Collection of Natural Moss Wall Art”
Luxe Interiors– Sylvia Schuster- “Pathos: A Collection of Works”
US Bank– Deanne Warnholtz Wortman- “Fleece & Foil – using the ancient craft of Dry or Needle Felting and a series of small works created using the contemporary, industrial technique of Hot Stamped Foiling”
Blick Art Materials– Ryan Bentzinger and Megan Bishop- “Heartfelt – Current work by Ryan Bentzinger, instructor at Willowwind School, as well as a former store employee, and Megan Bishop a current store Associate Manager.”
Public Space One– Abbey Blake- “Futile: an exploration of border objects, land-use, and absurdity”
Om Gifts for Body & Soul– Stephanie Johnson Photography- “Essence of Energy: An exploration of nature’s energetic essence through abstract photography, featuring the photographic work of Stephanie Johnson”
Iowa City Senior Center’s Old Post Office Gallery– Mark Rushton- “Mark Rushton’s exhibit will feature imaginary landscapes and abstract atmospheres on canvas and synthetic paper. Textured skies and vibrant fields of color are the prominent subject matter. For more information about Mark and his work, see”
United Action for Youth– Xeniphilius Tein- “Xen Garden Goods: the art of crochet”
Willow & Stock– Liz Munger- “Paper/fiber art”
Iowa Artisans Gallery– Sara Slee Brown- “Possibilities”
Glassando- Cynthia Fairchild- “Gemstone and silver handmade jewelry”
M.C. Ginsberg– “Jewelry through the Ages”
The Englert Theatre– Andy Schmidt- “A collection of screenprinted posters created by Andy Schmidt (Starman Press) for Mission Creek Festival. The exhibit will be a retrospective of Andy’s handcrafted posters from the Englert archive, spanning the festival’s 14 years. ”
Textiles– Laurie Zaiger- “Process” Description: My mixed media art uses found objects and traditional handwork to focus attention on big issues and small concerns.”
AKAR– Matthew Metz and Linda Sikora- “Functional ceramics with classic forms and decorated surfaces”