May Day Celebration

The ArtiFactory May Day Celebration

Make & Take Art at the Brewlab

Silent Auction of May Day baskets from
  • Blick
  • County Johnson Irish
  • Stella
  • The Brewlab
drink tickets  •  souvenir glass (while supplies last  •  make & take art station
Featuring Caribbean Kitchen food for purchase with 10% of proceeds donated to ArtiFactory.
live music by Milk & Eggs
click to visit the band’s website

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5:30-8:30 PM Friday, Apr. 28th

at The Iowa City Brewlab505 E Washington Street, Iowa City

Come find out what Artifactory is all about….

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April Art In The Afternoon

Art In The Afternoon with Beppie Weiss

Beppie Weiss has always been interested in figurative art and has developed a loose but realistic style in both of her preferred media, pastel and oil painting. She will show many of her artworks and demonstrate portrait drawing. Besides portrait commissions, the varied activities in her daily life provide the creative spark and subject matter of her work. A love of nature and gardening has inspired many paintings of flowers and gardens. Most recently, she works “en plein air” streamside as her husband fly fishes.

Education: BA Purdue University, MFA University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professional Organizations: Federation of Canadian Artists, American Society of Portrait Artists, Pastel Society of Iowa, Plein Air Painters of Iowa Her work is in public and private collections in Europe, Canada, and the United States.


1:00 PM Sunday, Apr. 23rd
in The Center’s Assembly Room

28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.

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April Life Drawing

April Life Drawing

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models.  Please bring your own drawing materials.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit
  • Apr. 23rd • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
  • Fourth Sunday of the month in April only
  • Beadology • 220 E. Washington
  • Cost: $8.00 per session
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March Art In The Afternoon

Sharon Beckman - Creating Stories in Collage

Artist Sharon Beckman will discuss the process in creating her collages that are made with vintage ephemera, and will help participants create their own small collages. Please bring personal 2D items, such as photos and paper memorabilia, as well as scissors and a glue stick. Some vintage materials will also be provided for use.

Sharon Beckman spent most of her career in NYC as a graphic designer and art director and has shown her collages in Iowa at galleries in the Englert Theatre and CSPS.

Please bring glue stick and scissors with old photos and paper memorabilia


1:00 PM Sunday, Mar. 19th
in The Center’s Assembly Room

28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.

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March Life Drawing

The Artifactory and Beadology present Life Drawing drop in

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models.  Please bring your own drawing materials.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit
  • Mar. 19th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
  • Beadology • 220 E. Washington
  • Cost: $8.00 per session
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February Art In The Afternoon

Marcia Wegman Art In The Afternoon

Marcia Wegman will give an overview of her development as an artist from graduate school in printmaking at the University of Iowa to a full time professional artist today. Marcia will briefly touch on the many different mediums she has explored leading up to dry pastels and acrylic paint currently used. On display will be a few framed Iowa pastel landscapes and images of some of the pastel paintings done over the past few years.


1:00 PM Sunday, Feb. 19th
in The Center’s Assembly Room

28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.

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February Life Drawing

February Life Drawing

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models.  Please bring your own drawing materials.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit
  • Feb. 19th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
  • Beadology • 220 E. Washington
  • Cost: $8.00 per session
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Beyond the Studio

The ArtiFactory visits Public Space One for January’s  Art in the Afternoon

Possibility at Public Space One

This month’s program will feature artist-organizers, with a panel of PS1-affiliated visual artists: Hannah Givler, Lauren Frances Evans, Sayuri Sasaki Hemann, and Emily Jalinsky. They will share their individual work and open a broader conversation on art collaboration, organizing, and community, and how it relates to, integrates with, and/or collides with their studio practices.

There will also be the opportunity to tour PS1 and view the group exhibition Pitch In!, curated by another PS1 artist-organizer, C.R. Cooper.


1:00 PM Sunday, Jan, 15th
at Public Space One

120 N Dubuque St (In Wesley Center)
ADMISSION IS FREE

ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.

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January Life Drawing

Artifactory and Beadology Life Drawing

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models.  Please bring your own drawing materials.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit

Jan 15th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
Beadology • 220 E. Washington
Cost: $8.00 per session

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