Welcome to Arts On Grand

Formed in 1979, the Spencer Area Arts Council was created to encourage local artists, musicians and art lovers to showcase and present their work. In the early 2000’s the organization’s name was changed to Arts on Grand for their new location on Grand Ave. Arts on Grand is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Today, Arts on Grand continues to promote and present local artists and musicians, with a mission of enriching the lives of N.W. Iowans through the arts. We offer a variety of classes throughout the year for both children and adults.

Our exhibit gallery hosts a variety of different artists and art, from color pencil to pastel artists. We also offer live music in our gallery from local musicians. A gift shop offers art, books and other items from local and Midwestern artists and authors.


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Fleeting Light by Chad Elliott will end Friday, April 16th. Do not miss your chance to see this exhibit!!
Iowa Watercolor Society 2020-2021 traveling exhibit opens April 22nd.
There are 30 total pieces in this collection.
Opening Reception and Demonstration TBD

Iowa Artist Regional Show for 2021 to be held Virtually.

The Art Show is open to all artists 18 years and older who reside in the qualifying counties. Those counties in Area 1 and 4 include: Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmett, Ida, Lyon, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth.
Three works may be entered per artist. Two dimensional works include paintings, drawings, scratch board and printmaking. With a maximum distance of four feet in either direction. Three dimensional works include: ceramics, sculpture, fibers, textiles, fused glass and hand blown glass. All work must be original, stemming from the artist’s own experience. No copies, in whole or part, kits or crafts will be allowed. For information on entering and sending digital photos of your artwork go to Iowa Artists website at iowaartists.us.
Deadline for submitting artwork is APRIL 5th. Online show and winners will be posted on Iowa Artist website after April 17th. First, second, third and honorable mention ribbons will be awarded. First place winners will go on to the State show, which will be held virtually on May 22nd.
To enter the show you must be a member of Iowa Artists. To register and join for a fee of $25.00 go to iowaartists.us. Questions on registering may be directed to the show coordinator. Jan Edmondson, jedmondson@mchsi.com, 712-260-7551.

Summer Class Registration

Online registration starts May 1st

David Hoye Book Signing
Saturday, April 10th from 1-3PM

         Bits and Pieces by David Hoye

This book is different from his first 3 books of poetry as he intermingles prose and poetry together. He has chapters on spirituality, people, friendship, family, nature and a chapter of poems about his railroad experiences. In Dave’s unique way he shares his values and life views that show his faith and how small town Iowa has shaped his world perspective. In Dave’s own indelible style he describes life around him.

Dave lives in Every, Iowa with his wife Cheri. They have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren who have played a major role in his writing. His Midwest values and outlook come from his years of living small town Iowa. Dave has published 3 book of poetry and a non-fiction book about kids. Dave’s work in schools combined with his work as a therapist and lay minister has influenced both his writing as well as who he is as a person and his view of the world he lives in.

            Special Days of Summer A Stevie Hopkins Sports Series by David Hoye

This is a story about 4 eighth graders who are beginning their high school athletic careers playing softball. The story includes tragedy and drama as it follows the high school softball season and beyond.

Dave lives in Every Iowa with his wife Cheri. They have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren who all live in South Dakota. Dave was a School Social Worker, and Private Practice Therapist. He continues to be a lay preacher in the Lutheran Church. Dave was also a little league baseball and softball coach for 15 seasons, and a Licensed High School Softball Coach for 16 seasons. Dave’s passion for softball was a major motivation for writing this book. Dave has also published 4 other books, 3 books of poetry and 1 about his career as a school social worker. This is Dave’s first novel.