The Ankeny Art Center is an innovative visual arts organization committed to providing superior art experiences that inspire, educate and challenge all members of our community. We are dedicated to supporting local artists, providing educational development and a diverse art experience for people of all ages. Our art gallery has new and inspiring exhibits every eight weeks and provides space for Iowa artists to showcase their work. Our gallery is designed to facilitate the introduction and development of diverse artists that work in a variety of styles and media to enrich the culture of our community. All of our exhibitions and artist receptions are free and open to the public. We provide exciting art classes, summer camps and workshops to students of ages and skill levels. Our certified art teachers are working artists or art instructors from the community who demonstrate an outstanding ability in teaching and artistic expression. The Ankeny Art Center also hosts the annual Santa's North Pole Village Craft Show featuring 300 vendors and approximately 5,000 shoppers. This event is one of the most popular craft shows in Iowa, has been an Ankeny tradition for more than three decades and features a variety of hand-crafted items. (less)... Read more
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