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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.


Katy Themm

Saturday, April 28, 2018
A beautiful place to look at art created by local and national artists. There's and Maze built into the marble floor in the main floor, they have a kid's section with a million Mega blocks, a light table, and white board and a mirror to draw on, as well as other artistic toys to create and inspire. The exhibits change often to provide fresh and interesting exhibits. Not only are there always great pieces inside, there's also art and sculptures outside as well. A great place to visit.

Madeline Brandt

Friday, March 9, 2018
beautiful art in a beautiful building. what more could you ask for? parking is available on the street next to the building and it is also very easily accesible. come here for a great look into some local art as well as well known artists from all over. a great way to spend the afternoon.

Carol Wood

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
It's a really cool place to go. They have a wonderful place for children to draw and do so much other things. The artwork is so beautiful. I've been here a few times. I'd recommend it to anyone to see.

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. 🚣⛴⛵⚓🖌🖍

Chevelle Richardson

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Exciting place for kids and adults and they have lots of fun stuff to do

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