Dry Creek Art Fest

by Kathleen Huebener in Works in Progress

Mark your calendar Saturday Sept. 10 and Sunday Sept 11, 2011 for the fastest growing two-day art fest this side of the Mississippi – yes, the Dry Creek Art Fest. Named after the beautiful scenic Dry Creek which meanders around in this area, this juried Art Fest is a definite treat! Besides refreshments and live entertainment, Dry Creek Art Fest, located on Gary and Karen Sands’ farmstead at 2310 Robins Road, Hiawatha, Iowa, provides yet another chance in art-lovin’ Iowa to experience the fullness and passion of art.


Enhancing the total Dry Creek Art Fest ambiance is the surrounding Iowan farm landscape of fields and flowers. At the center of the grounds is the Sands’ beautifully renovated two-floor wooden barn, the perfect place to showcase the wide variety of unique artwork. The artwork includes old world fiber art, baskets, special gourds, natural soaps, paintings, and more.

Two watercolor artists back by popular demand,
Joan Cimaglia and Noma Lucas, will be displaying paintings of all sizes and shapes for any décor.
Last year Joan had also created huge gorgeous bouquets of both wild and tamed grasses
for home fall decorating.
What they are planning for this year’s event will be a surprise.
From left: Artists Joan Cimaglia and Noma Lucas
This year’s Art Fest also features Nathaniel Wyckoff and Kristen Stammeyer,
owners of “Transcend Art.” Located in Marion, Iowa, Nathaniel and Kristen,
as a team, create simply breathtaking works of art in glass.
Check out their web site listed at the end of this blog to view their exquisite glass work.
Another Dry Creek artist is Sharon Poplawski, a spinner and weaver who works with Buffalo yarns and fibers. Her Loom N Essence offers all kinds of yarns and kits.
It will be interesting to see what old world functional fiber art
 Sharon brings this year to the Art Fest. Check out her web site listed at the end also.
Next Monday “Works in Progress” will post more web sites of the artists
who will be exhibiting in the Dry Creek Art Fest.
Like Weaver Sharon Poplawski says,

Dry Creek Art Fest is an art venue that promises and delivers!

You can bet on it!