Matters Arising Artist Reception
Information: www.legionarts.org or (319) 364-1580A rotating exhibit of two dozen artists is a compelling example of reflections of the flood. CSPS is hosting the exhibit, which features 12 artists from the Corridor and 12 artists who experienced the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina’s wrath in Louisiana. The artists’ media include paintings, photography, sculptures, ceramics and drawings, and each offers unique and inspiring perspectives of strength in the face of adversity.
Matters Arising is exhibited through May at CSPS, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, with an artist reception for the public from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (5/8).
Get some exercise
Brucemore’s Plant Sale and Historic Ridgewood Neighborhood Walk
Information: www.brucemore.org or (319) 362-7375
As a Corridor resident, you may have already seen what Brucemore has to offer. But do you know what lies beyond the gates of the mansion? Self-guided walking tours are scheduled for Saturday through the Ridgewood historical neighborhood. If you can make it early enough, you also can take home something to brighten your own garden. The garden staff will be there to offer their green thumb help as well, and all proceeds from both events benefit the gardens and landscape restoration projects at Brucemore.
The plant sale is held Saturday (5/9) from 9 a.m. to noon followed by the Neighborhood Walk at noon at Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids.
Get on board
Bus Tour of Cedar Rapids
Information: www.cedar-rapids.com or (319) 398-5009
Ever wonder what Cedar Rapids was like before you came along? If you’re a history buff, or you just enjoy learning a bit about the city you know and love, then mark your calendar and get on board. The Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting a bus tour of the city with historian Mark Stoffer Hunter. The tour will take you around to local attractions, like the old World Theatre (seen in the picture to the left) and flood recovery sites, and you’ll even get a chance to brush up on a little bit of history, too.
The tours are being held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday (5/9). Cost is $5 and the tours begin and end at the Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau office, 119 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.