CAA is a 501(c)3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible.  

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Our Mission

• Providing an environment for the creation and display of art in all its forms.

• Bringing together other community organizations interested in art in such a way as to promote their programs by making them more visible and connecting them with each other for the greater good.

• Attracting and supporting artists through the leasing of studios and display areas for their works of art.

•Organizing and holding events to promote both the interest in and sale of works of art.

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Gift certificates are available in any amount and make great gifts!  

Our classes take students step-by- step through the entire process - from wet clay to a glazed and fired finished piece. Our instructors provide lots of demonstrations, and welcome all questions. Class sizes are limited to each student receives the attention they need to master each skill.


Our Goals

• To establish the Centre for Arts and Artists as an organization that focuses on art and those interested in art in a central place close to the city center

• To partner with the Iowa Sculpture Festival, which has established itself as a year-round effort to enhance the art form of sculpture through events and education.

• To become an engrained part of the effort to establish a new and diverse culture, including economic opportunity, for the community.

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Just installed, this beautiful mural that came from Aces Teen Center.  It was created in 2011 by teens from the center and community volunteers.