The Ceramics Center

Art Walk: First Thursdays in NewBo

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
329 10th Ave SE, Suite 117
Cedar Rapids, IA

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First Thursdays in NewBo is a free ongoing monthly art event created to showcase new gallery exhibits in NewBo

First Thursdays in NewBo is a free ongoing monthly art event created to showcase new gallery exhibits in NewBo by local, regional and national artists-- in various visual arts and mediums.  This monthly event will take place from 5-7:30pm every first Thursday in galleries located just blocks away from each other, within the NewBo district of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   Participating galleries with monthly ongoing opening for First Thursdays in NewBo include:  iCCGS, Black Earth Art Gallery and CSPS. 

Art enthusiasts attending this event may walk to each gallery to see new art exhibits in these spaces.  In additional to gallery openings, participating galleries may also have artist’s lectures and demos and receptions for the artists. This event strives to expose participants to various mediums of art as well as the artists who created them.  These events are open to the public and free of charge. 

For art collectors, participating galleries will also have items available for sale.  In addition, information will be made available for upcoming shows, musical events and classes/workshops in the NewBo area.

The variety in the gallery space during these events could include: historic building space, commercial gallery space and an unfinished studio space. The various mediums showcased to the public could include: pictures, drawings, video, sound, installation, performance, interactive art, new media art or sculptures by individual artists, groups of artists or collections of a specific form of art.

New Bohemia Arts & Entertainment District is a vibrant urban neighborhood model for historic preservation and economic development in the Midwest, a destination for both residents and visitors. Building on its unique history, the District is a dynamic arts and culture venue that provides interesting, authentic and enriching experiences that complement the downtown with a variety of shopping, dining, arts and cultural entertainment opportunities that cannot be found elsewhere.

Cedar Rapids has a long history of cultivating and promoting young artists like Grant Wood, Marvin Cone and Mauricio Lasansky.   The New Bohemia District is a historical area that includes the NewBo City Market, music venue, many restaurants, bars, artists’ studios and art galleries.