Iowa Arts Show Up Spectactular

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
West Lawn of UI Pentacrest
(facing the Iowa River)
Iowa City, IA 52242

Iowa Arts Spectacular logo
Join us for a participatory public art project in the form of a card stunt spelling out SHOW UP,  a recreation of Jimi Hendrix's "Star-Spangled Banner" by an amateur musician, and the hoisting of an enormous pom-pom.

Each card in the card stunt will be a special edition civic-engagement-themed screenprint designed by local artist Mrs Carla Bryant, which all participants can keep to share or distribute, encouraging others to show up.

Join us to embody and visualize civic engagement and help distribute 1,000 "get out the vote" posters!

Let us know you'll be there: RSVP here!

The Iowa Arts Spectacular is open to all, regardless of political ideation or artistic inclination.

This event is part of the 50-State Initiative. A nationwide effort led by For Freedoms, a platform using art as a vehicle to build greater participation in American Democracy, the 50-State Initiative is a network of artists and art institutions producing programming to inject nuanced, artistic thinking into public discourse during the lead-up to the midterm elections. The project is designed to model how arts institutions can become civic forums for action and discussion of values, place, and patriotism.