About

A Labor Day weekend tradition continues in the New Bohemia neighborhood, with the Ninth Annual NewBo Arts Festival set for 10am to 6pm Sunday, September 6, 2015. NewBo Arts Fest is Cedar Rapids’ premier art show, focused on Iowa artists. NewBo Arts Fest welcomes applications from all artists, and is known for showcasing high quality artwork in the eclectic New Bohemia Arts & Cultural District.

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Schedule

Stay tuned for the 2015 schedule.

Contact

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Sponsors

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

Corporate Event Sponsors 
  • Rockwell Collins
  • UICCU
  • Bata's
  • Brewhemia
  • McGrath Auto
  • Teamwork Production LLC
  • NewBo Ale House
  • Parlor City
  • New Bo Books
  • NewBo City Market
NextGen Artists Invitational Sponsors
  • Sally Novetzke
  • Czech Village New Bohemia Mainstreet Grant
  • Anne and Bill Stamats
  • Roger and Bonnie Schmidt
  • Tim and Janice Charles
  • Tim Terry
  • Tim and Katie Hill
  • Jim and Susan Koch

Artist Application

THANK YOU for your interest in the Ninth Annual NewBo Arts Festival! NewBo ArtsFest is Cedar Rapids’ premier art show, focused on Iowa artists. NewBo ArtsFest welcomes applications from all artists, and is known for showcasing high quality artwork in the eclectic New Bohemia Arts & Cultural District. NewBo ArtsFest is an invitation only show; a jury will determine “Best in Show” in three categories, 2-D, 3-D and Mixed Media.   Applications coming soon!  
To maintain high standards, all work must be original, handmade, created and exhibited by the approved artist. Work made from a commercially available kit or plan is not acceptable. Artists may submit and show work in more than one category.

FESTIVAL HOURS 10AM – 6PM SUNDAY AUGUST 31, 2014

7:00 AM

Check-in begins: Artists are allowed to start set-up. Artists should check in, located their space, unload and remove vehicles from the street before setting up. Artists should check-in no later than 8am, and MUST HAVE THEIR DISPLAY SET NO LATER THAN 9:45 AM.

10:00 AM -- 6:00 PM NEWBO ARTSFEST

6:00 PM -- 7:00 PM

 

Breakdown starts at 6 pm and must be completed by 7:00 pm. Booths should NOT be broken down prior to 6pm. Artists are required to remove all equipment: tent, tables, chairs, displays, art. All garbage should be removed with your booth.