The following text was copied directly from the Arts Iowa City webpage, and reflects the organization’s focus before the ArtiFactory effort began. We still hold this focus, but are more directly focused on the creation of a permanent Arts Center.
The mission of Arts Iowa City is to help the arts flourish through art exhibitions and promotion, artist mentoring and networking, and community art education.
Arts Iowa City (AIC) is Iowa City’s oldest nonprofit art organization. Otherwise known as the Iowa City/Johnson County Arts Council, AIC was founded in 1975. Since that time our volunteers have developed and implemented art exhibitions, artist services, and community art programs.
AIC provides artist members from the greater community of Iowa City and Johnson County by providing art exhibitions, gallery events and educational programming. All AIC events are open to the public.
Exhibiting members’ work has been the main focus of AIC throughout its history. Over the years AIC has maintained a gallery in Downtown Iowa City, and implemented a satellite gallery program in collaboration with local businesses in the Iowa City area.