MacNider Arts Festival

SAVE the DATE – MacNider Arts Festival will be Saturday, June 10, 2017!

This year’s “Ahoy Art” PIRATE theme will allow children to use their imaginations to create fun crafts with this adventurous theme on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Arts activities for children, lively musical entertainment, great outdoor food, and long-time festival traditions will all be a part of the fun.  All events are held on the lawns of the Museum and the adjacent Mason City Public Library at 303 2nd Street SE in Mason City and are open to the public.

The day will begin with the Mayor and City Council’s Pancake Breakfast at 9 a.m.  This free breakfast is one of the most popular parts of the festival! Starting at 11 a.m. the Museum will sell food for festival goers to purchase.  Proceeds of the food sales benefit the festival and Museum programming.Festival

Children’s activities are offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and are free or for a small fee. A variety of crafts are available for different age groups, with volunteers on hand to assist.

There will be excellent live music! Performing this year is Central Standard Time, The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, Malek’s Fishermen Band, and the Mason City Municipal Band.

The Outdoor Art Market will be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with many fine artists and crafts persons.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet amazingly talented artists, buy local & support art! If you are an artist & interested in participating in the Art Market please click HERE!

More than 200 area citizens are recruited to volunteer during Festival.  If you are interested in volunteering during part of this event, contact the Museum at 641-421-3666.

Festival 2014

2016 sponsors included:
Iowa Arts Council, Principal Financial, Cerro Gordo County Association of Independent Insurance Agents, Target, Thrivent Financial, Cargill Kitchen Solutions, Clausen Plumbing and Heating, Clear Lake Bank and Trust, Farmers State Bank, First Citizens National Bank, North Iowa Community Credit Union, NSB Bank, State Farm – Kristy Marquis, Law Offices of Tim Lapointe, North Iowa Golf, Schupick and Associates PC, Skott & Anderson Architects, Demro Orthodontics, PetroBlend, Kleen Sweep Construction, and The Generous People of North Iowa

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