The 48th annual Art-a-Fest is coming to Charles City, IA August 21st!

This festival fulfills an important role in the community and surrounding areas by supporting and celebrating local artists. Our goal is to make the arts accessible to all members of our community during this one-day, free event! 


Each year our committee works hard to make the event a success for exhibitors and shoppers. Area businesses and individuals interested in promoting and encouraging the arts help sponsor the event with financial contributions. Cash prizes are awarded to artists whose work is judged superior, and Art-a-fest bucks are awarded to lucky shoppers to purchase artwork.

With interactive arts activities for children, live performing artists, and delicious food from a variety of local and regional vendors, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

The event is located on the lawns of Central Park, in downtown Charles City, Iowa. Art-a-Fest is a rain or shine event, and will be relocated indoors in the event of severe weather, only.

Artists and performing artists are welcome and encouraged to apply! We also welcome food vendors, service vendors, and non-profit organizations supporting the arts to apply.


Craft and retail vendors are encouraged to participate in the local Farmer's Market, which sets up adjacent to the park.

Original Art - Great Food - Interactive Arts - Live Performances

© 2021 Charles City Art-a-Fest