2017 Best in Show Winners:
1st Place: Steve Nowatzki of Minneapolis, MN ~ Print Maker
2nd Place: Kent Durk of Columbia, MO ~ Photographer
3rd Place: Daniel Marks of Ames, IA ~ Painting
2017 Awards of Excellence:
Jessica Kettler of Chelsea, IA ~ Fiber
Will Hildebrandt of LeGrand, IA ~ Painter
Shauna Zech of Waterloo, IA ~ Jewler
2017 Emerging Artist Awards:
1st Place: Olivia Champman from Univeristy of Northern Iowa (Freshman)
2nd Place: Sade Butler from University of Northern Iowa (Senior)
3rd Place: Brenna Porsch from Marshalltown High School (Sophmore)
2017 Event Map and Artist Booth Locations
Nearly 60 Artists Juried In!!
A panel of jurors selected the artists to officially invite to the 2017 Linn Creek Arts Festival, and 95% have confirmed! These artists represent a rich mix of medium, from pottery, painting, jewelry, woods, metals, fiber art and more. With wide-ranging price points and style, every visitor will be amazed at the collective creativity!
With the 2017 theme, "Doorways to the Arts," everything we do is geared toward enticing visitors to come for the experience AND take home a treasure. The festival includes a Junior Art Lovers' Gallery, patrons' early purchase opportunities, strolling entertainers that bring visitors to artists' areas, and youth activities that allow parents free time to shop!
The Linn Creek Arts Festival takes place outdoors at Marshalltown’s Fisher Community Center. The shaded grounds feature several sculptures, including Christian Peterson’s final work. Both paved and grassy booth sites are available. Attendees come from a seven-county, central-Iowa base (population approx. 250,000).
The Linn Creek WOW is our all-volunteer hospitality. The Festival Board, under the leadership of the Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance, is committed to delivering an event characterized by tasteful, original fine art, with a balanced number of artists in each medium.