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Join us at Arts Fest

Untitled-1Come visit us at our booth at the Iowa Arts Festival on June 3rd and 4th! We will be located in the tent at the NW corner of Dubuque and Washington. Stop by for a chance to win prizes & to talk with us about the ArtiFactory and our mission to build a community art center in downtown Iowa City or Riverfront Crossings. We need your help and your contributions!

FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD ( 5-8pm ):

Stop by our booth to register for our FREE drawing to win:

$50 gift certificate for Blick
$50 gift certificate for Beadology
$50 gift certificate for Iowa Artisans Gallery

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH ( 10-7pm ):

The registration for our free drawing will continue with the same fantastic prizes!

There will be art demos and activities all day by phenomenal local artists at our Arts Iowa City/Artifactory booth!

The artist schedule is as follows:

(10-12) Jenny Gringer—printmaking
(12-2) Deanne Wortman—paper and Spirograph activity
(2-5) Trudi Starbeck-Miller & Stephanie Brohman—jewelry making
(5-6) Jo Myers-Walker—painting and drawing
(5:30- 7) Bob Richardson—cartooning

May Artist: Brian Lee, Architectural Furniture


b_lee_rBrian Lee is a registered architect, furniture designer and fabricator based in Iowa City, IA.

Brian produces interactive furniture that operates at the intersection of architecture, furniture, body-scale and urban-scale. He approaches his work as functional small scale experiments for larger architectural applications. A native Iowan, he holds a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has practiced in Iowa City since 2014.


Come and  hear Brian talk about his life and his work.  His presentation will begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 15th, at Beadology, 220 E. Washington St., and admission is free.  Refreshments will be served.

To see samples of Brian’s work online, click HERE.

April Artist: Thom Hall, Furniture Designer



The Artifactory and Beadology are pleased to announce that our April artist for the Art In the Afternoon program will be Thom Hall, furniture designer and master craftsman.  Thom resides in Mechanicsville, Iowa.  He says of himself:

‘I’m a Southeast Pennsylvania native and have lived in Eastern Iowa since the  early1970’s. I have earned a B.A. degree in Photography and Visual Arts from Franconia College, Franconia, NH.

When designing furniture, I look at it with a sculpture’s eye and I am happiest when working in a modern style.’


Come and see samples and slides of Thom’s work, and hear him talk about his life and his techniques.  His presentation will begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 17th, at Beadology, 220 E. Washington St., and admission is free.  Refreshments will be served.

To view Thom’s website, click HERE.