Sioux City Art Center

225 Nebraska Street


The Art Center Association of Sioux City was first incorporated in 1914 as the Sioux City Society of Fine Arts by John C. Kelly, John McHugh, W.P. Manley, T.A. Black, Alice K. Lawler and Cora E. Henderson. From its inception to the opening of the Sioux City Art Center in 1938, the Society sponsored art classes and exhibitions. Classes were held in various community buildings, as well as in Grandview Park during the summer months. Exhibitions were displayed at the Sioux City Public Library and the Woodbury County Court House.

In 1937, the Art Center Association of Sioux City along with the Sioux City Junior League and other community supporters petitioned the United States Government to establish a W.P.A. Art Center in Sioux City. They received a grant of $3,000, of which only half was used because citizens, businesses and local union members volunteered their creativity and labor to create their art center.The continuity between the original Sioux City Society of Fine Arts and the later Sioux City Art Center is also apparent in the Society’s mission to “promote and cultivate the fine arts, and foster art in all its branches; to promote the welfare of art in the City of Sioux City.” The Board of Trustees are appointed by the City of Sioux City.


Dave Den Adel

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Nice little stop off I-29. There are some cool exhibits. Don't try to make a day of it, it's not that big or great. One hour is plenty. The Lewis and Clark rest area down the road is more exciting. It's got a paddle boat. Nuff said. 🚣⛴⛵⚓🖌🖍

Serena Weber

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Some surprising art, loved the Oaxacan Art Exhibit!

Douglas Dill

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

We had a very nice visit. I took my first communion class there to finish up the communion plate and chalice they made. Everyone was very friendly and there are some nice exhibits. We will be getting a membership shortly and my wife plans on taking a "Stained Glass" making class. Go check this place out.

Jeff Neuman

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017

Awesome family trip. Even the kids had a blast

Katelynn Dabbs

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The classes here are awesome and resonably priced. always fun.