Mardi Gras @ West Hill Cakery

West Hill Cakery 810 Park Ave Suite 13, Muscatine, IA, United States

Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” in French, is celebrated worldwide annually in February or March. Every city and country celebrates differently, and although not observed nationally in the United States, a number of historically ethnically French cities and regions in the country have notable celebrations. The very first Mardi Gras celebration in Louisiana was March... Read More →

Animals in Art

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Man’s best friend, barnyard creatures, playful kittens, circus animals, and bucking broncos are among the animals portrayed in the Animals in Art exhibition. The exhibition combines the paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures from the Muscatine Art Center’s permanent collection with selections of art pottery on loan from Mark and Marie Latta. Featured are works by... Read More →

Ribbon Cutting & Storyteller Performance

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Join the Muscatine Art Center as we celebrate the rehabilitation of the historic Japanese Garden on Thursday, May 2nd, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:00 p.m., followed by a performance by storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto. Yamamoto's performance combines Japanese folktales with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami, and mime to create a spellbinding story. Performance... Read More →

Free

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker- Watercolor Cardinal

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Artist Vada Baker is back with fresh new projects to get you excited for spring. Vada guides participants in a step-by-step process to complete your painting. Paint a bright cardinal on a branch using watercolors. All supplies included. No experience necessary. Advanced registration required by calling the Muscatine Art Center at 563-263-8282. Class fees are... Read More →

$15

For the Love of Art Tea at the Muscatine Art Center

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Join us in the historic Musser Mansion for "For the Love of Art: A Tea Party Celebrating Women", on Saturday, May 11th, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Music Room. This fundraiser for the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center includes musical entertainment, a silent auction, tea/coffee, and savory and sweet treats. Reserve your table by... Read More →

$25

Origami Mandalas with Miss Heather

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Learn the fun art of origami while creating a multi-layered mandala using radial symmetry. Explore folding techniques and experiment with how to combine folds and colored paper to create a unique design.

Free

Artist Workshop for Kids with Miss Julie- Ellsworth Kelly

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Ellsworth Kelly was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker known for his use of bright colors and his connections with minimalism, hard-edged painting, and color field painting. Celebrate his works by creating an acrylic square painting in his style.

Free

Beginning Crochet Workshop with Bonnie Buelt

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Spend Sunday afternoons learning crochet basics with Bonnie Buelt, crochet artist and owner of Island Floral. Learn about hook sizes and types of yarn and how to read patterns. Or, join us to refresh your skills. Come ready to learn something new or bring your projects. Various sizes of hooks will be provided to use... Read More →

$5

Bracelet Making for Adults at Creations by Oz

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Join us at Creations by Oz for a bracelet-making workshop. Owner Melissa Osborne will lend her jewelry-making expertise and lead participants in creating unique and stunning beaded bracelets. Enjoy warm spinach and artichoke dip and a glass of wine, included in the class fee. Additional wine and beer offered for sale. Contact Melissa at 319-930-9189... Read More →

$39

Free Family Movie Night at Musser Public Library

Musser Public Library 408 E 2nd St, Muscatine, IA, United States

Join the Muscatine Art Center for a family movie night at the Musser Public Library on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 pm, in room 301. We will be showing Princess and the Frog (c). The soundtrack features music by Grammy award-winning zydeco musician Terrance Simien. Don't miss Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience performance and... Read More →

Free

Live Insects with Muscatine County Conservation

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

In partnership with Muscatine County Conservation, join us in the Muscatine Art Center studio to learn about insects with naturalist Michelle Berns. Kids will get to see and learn about darkling beetles, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, and more. At 11:30 we will make an insect-inspired craft to take home.

Free

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker – The Storm Watercolor

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Local artist Vada Baker leads this class where participants will use vibrant watercolors to paint a beautiful summer storm. All supplies included. No experience necessary.

$15

Artist Workshop for Kids with Miss Julie – Fairy Garden Furniture

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Add some flair to your potted plants and fairy gardens with fairy furniture! Use simple items from nature to create tiny, whimsical accessories for the imaginary creatures that call our gardens home! Ages 7-14, free admission. Register by June 21.

Free

Beginning Crochet Workshop with Bonnie Buelt

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Spend Sunday afternoons learning crochet basics with Bonnie Buelt, crochet artist and owner of Island Floral. Learn about hook sizes and types of yarn and how to read patterns. Or, join us to refresh your skills. Come ready to learn something new or bring your projects. Various sizes of hooks will be provided to use... Read More →

$5

Friends Annual Ice Cream Social

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Summer would not be the same without the Annual Ice Cream Social! Enjoy live music by Crusin’ from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. and the Muscatine Civic Chorale from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m., play some games with the family, explore the exhibitions, join the family bike ride to the event, meet photographer Kurt Ullrich, view the... Read More →

Free

Japanese Garden Lunch & Learn at the Muscatine Art Center

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Japanese Garden Lunch & Learn - Free Admission Thursday, July 11 at Noon & Wednesday, September 4 at Noon Join Director Melanie Alexander for a look back at the multi-year project of rehabilitating the historic Japanese Garden. Learn about all of the details such as the archaeological investigation, the approval process involving the Iowa State... Read More →

Free

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker: Hummer in a Nest

Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA

Artist Vada Baker leads this class where participants learn to paint hard, soft, and lost edges, and how to "charge colors" using watercolors. All supplies included. No experience necessary. Fee is $15 or $13.50 for Friends members. Register by July 12.

$15