Cultural Center Showcasing Art and Hands-On Experiences
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Des Moines, IA
The Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center will be popping with art and hands-on learning at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Home to Iowa's largest art show, the Cultural Center will feature a miniature farm display, art activities, demonstrations and more. "Nothing Compares" to the 2016 Iowa State Fair, August 11-21.
The Cultural Center atrium will showcase a miniature farm display featuring Seth Ebenhardt. Fairgoers can get up close and personal with a 1/16 scale rendition of the Grain Elevator in Mediapolis, Iowa, alongside a corn crib, chicken coop, barn and much more. The display is available for viewing every day of the Fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The state's largest art show will showcase exhibits in the areas of fine arts, photography, creative arts, wood projects and doll house and miniature room displays. More than 1,600 exhibits will be on display.
Fairgoers can let their creative flags fly with the Make and Take projects available in the Cultural Center including magnets, wire jewelry and name bracelets. Young fairgoers can also participate in fun hands-on activities at Art Attack in the courtyard.
Eleven days of live demonstrations and working exhibits also offer Fairgoers the opportunity to see art in action, with artists demonstrating wheel thrown pottery, glass fusing, china painting and more.
For a complete schedule of activities in the Cultural Center, visit www.iowastatefair.org.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.