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November Fun and Looking Towards the Holiday Season

CHARLES CITY, Iowa - First, let me start by saying "THANK YOU" to all of you who have supported us over the years and continue to do so today. You are appreciated. We can't do it without you. Thank you.

And another big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make Global Café on November 19th a big success. We had close to 20 different dishes all prepared by volunteers. Awesome. And we had super cool people who volunteered their time serving food and bussing tables. Not to mention the volunteer hours worked setting up and tearing down.


And a heartfelt Thank You! to Darci and Michael from Prologue Books and Wine for being part of the event and bringing some of their exceptional wines to pair with food. We were thrilled they were a part of the evening.

We are already looking forward to the next Global Café event. TBD.

A couple photos from the night...

Wine selection from Prologue Books and Wine.

One of our volunteers, Kati, bussing tables.


Our next reception will be on Friday December 2nd as we kick off our Holiday Art Market. We will have Christmas cookies, food and beverages... AND Christmas decorations.

We will also have a live tree this year which has been generously donated to the Arts Center by Jeff and Lori Otto from Ottos Oasis.

THANK YOU! Holiday spirit X10.

We will also be hosting a mini-exhibit starting December 8th through the end of the year. Hand painted mandalas by artist DJ Schmidt.

We hope to see you at these events! Your presence DOES make a difference.


If you are looking to do some Christmas shopping without the tiny recipients of those gifts tagging along, we have another Art and a Movie class coming up fast on Saturday Dec 3rd from 1-4PM. Your youngins (K-6th) will watch The Santa Clause and then decorate cookies. Snacks and cocoa will be provided.

*Feel free to have your child bring along a water bottle, blanket and/or a pillow.

Only 20 spots available for this one!

Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.


We also have Create Your Own Ornaments classes coming up soon.

Session 1 is Dec 8th and 15th from 4-5 PM and Session 2 is Dec 9th and 16th from 4-5PM.

All ages fun for the whole family!

Only 20 spots per class.

The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.


Thinking of becoming a member?

Membership in the Charles City Arts Center helps us to continue our service to the Charles City and surrounding communities.

Single membership is $35

Family membership is $65.

Your Membership Supports:

  • Our Free Admission Policy

  • Monthly exhibits and artist receptions

  • Classes for adults and children including the after school art program for K-6

  • Local artists sales, gallery and arts center gift shop

  • Special events such as ARTAFEST, our annual outdoor festival of the arts

Your Membership Includes:

  • 5% discount on purchases at the Galleria gift shop

  • First notification of receptions, classes and special events

  • Discounts on class tuition

  • The satisfaction of supporting a vibrant cultural community asset

Our continued service also depends on the gifts and donations that come from all aspects of our community - individuals, families and businesses.

We can't do it without you!

If you would like to make a donation to the Charles City Arts Center and help us get the coming year off to a great start, you can do that here:

Thank you all for reading this blog and supporting us in other ways!

We hope you have a great holiday season!

Best to you all!

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