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Eastern Iowa gets artsy, craftsy

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Carly Weber  ::   UPDATED: 21 January 2014 | 4:10 pm   ::  

The Marion Arts Festival will aim to "end art-less-ness" Saturday in Marion's City Square Park. The 21st annual event includes fine arts and crafts created by 50 juried exhibitors from 15 states and Canada, a chance for kids to create art of their own with the help of The Ceramic Center artists and more.

The art doesn't end there. Saturday offers several other opportunities that color inside (and out) the same lines.

Art Museum Day: Free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of art in conjunction with the fourth annual Association of Art Museum Directors “Art Museum Day."

Drop in Day at Corridor Arts: Drop in and explore Corridor Arts. Crafts for kids.

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival: The 36th annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival features a fine art fair, a vinyl record fair, a local author book fair, live music and performance on two stages, children’s hands-on art activities, an Old House Tour by the Old Home Enthusiasts, a book release and reading by the Dubuque Area Writers Guild, a community chalk mural project, pottery demonstrations, and featuring artist Tim Olson’s community photography project, “The World’s Longest Panoramic Portrait of a Three Day Outdoor Arts Festival.”

Arts and Crafts Fundraiser: A craft beer tasting including Stone Arrogant Bastard, Boulevard Tank 7, Founders Red’s Rye PA, and New Belgium Rampant IPA. Food by Brewed Cafe and an auction of 19 pieces of original artwork created and donated by area artists. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation: Cedar Rapids-Iowa City to benefit the club and the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy.

213 Junk Flea: A pop up flea market featuring reclaimed and re-envisioned works by Kate Ford and Nancy Lukes. Behind the Matyk Building in New Bohemia from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pictures at an Exhibition: The Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale's final concert of the season used artwork from local artists as inspiration. This event is Sunday.

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