Welcome to Arts On Grand

Enriching life in northwest Iowa through the Arts

Formed in 1989, 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.

Old Current By: Chad  Elliott

Old Current

By: Chad Elliott

July 10, 2024 - August 27, 2024
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Old Current From Chad Elliott:

“Inspiration can be described as a lightning strike or a flow state. Electricity and Water. I find both similes to be accurate descriptions of how it feels when my work is successful. “I am often seeking new approaches towards painting techniques to augment the chances of receiving those ‘lightning strike’ moments as I create. This rejuvenates my inner child, who first discovered his love of making art. “There are also moments in my creative process where I must dive deep into a technique I've used for many years so as to reach a state of ‘flow.’ “This collection of paintings showcases this dance between the familiar and the new. The old and the current.”

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Arts on Grand aims to create opportunities for the community to engage in the arts. Our facility is a beautiful and historic home to galleries, classes, musical performances, and more.

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Our creative studios are where the community comes to learn, create, and share. We host classes for all ages. Learn more about classes at Arts on Grand and how to get involved.

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