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Now Accepting Applications for Children’s Global Village at Iowa Arts Festival

By February 18, 2020 No Comments

Summer of the Arts is looking for dedicated groups or individuals willing to share information about another country or culture during Children’s Global Village at the 2020 Iowa Arts Festival.

The Iowa Arts Festival will be held Friday – Sunday, June 5th -June 7th in the heart of downtown Iowa City. Children’s Global Village will be featured on Sunday, June 7th. Booths representing different countries and cultures serve as a learning experience for kids and families who visit and participate in the booth’s activities. The activities will take place from 11 AM – 3 PM.

Summer of the Arts provides tents, tables and chairs as well as a passport for the kids to take to each booth and have stamped.  If they visit all of the booths, their names go into a drawing for a family pass to the Iowa Children’s Museum, or a gift card to Blick Art Materials.  Booth presenters are responsible for providing their own supplies.  Each booth will feature a craft or activity to help kids learn more about various countries from around the world.

To apply, please visit our website at and click on the Vendors tab. The deadline to apply is March 25, 2020, with limited spaces available.

For more information regarding the Children’s Global Village application or the Iowa Arts Festival, please contact Lisa Barnes at or call (319) 337-7944.

Summer of the Arts is a nonprofit organization which produces local arts and culture events which include: Iowa Arts Festival presented by Veridian Credit Union, Iowa City Jazz Festival presented by GreenState Credit Union, Friday Night Concert Series presented by Toyota of Iowa City, Soul & Blues Festival presented by MidAmerican Energy Company, Free Movie Series presented by Urban Acres Real Estate and GreenState Credit Union and Holiday Thieves Market presented by MidWestOne Bank.


The mission of Summer of the Arts is to build community by bringing people together in the heart of Iowa City to experience, learn about, and enjoy free arts and cultural programs.


CONTACT: Lisa Barnes

Executive Director

Phone: 319-337-7944