We have a couple of big Art & Crafts Shows coming up in Iowa City and Coralville soon. I’ve never been a big fan of Fall, or Autumn as we Brits call it. That was before I moved to Iowa. When I lived in Europe it was the time that was wettest and most depressing time of the year. Not so in Iowa. There’s lots of sunshine in the Fall in Iowa and temps in the 60′s and 70′s, sometimes even higher. It’s turning out to be my favorite time of the year here. Apart from the weather, another thing Fall has got going for it are the many Fall Festivals, including Arts & Crafts Shows. The two big ones close to where I live are the Fall Art & Crafts Show at the Marriott in Coralville and the Holiday Thieves Market at the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), in Iowa City. Be sure to mark your calendar. The way time flies these events will be upon us before you know it and you don’t want to miss your chance of finding a totally unique gift for the Holidays!
Details for the 2011 Fall Arts and Crafts Show at the Marriott, Coralville:
When? Sunday, November 6, 2011- 9.00am – 4.00pm
Where? Marriott Conference Center, Coralville. Just off I-80 by Exit 242 (The Link is to a map of the location).
The organizers of this event are Callahan Promotions, Inc. Tel: 563-652-4529
Details for the 2011 Holiday Thieves Market at the IMU, Iowa City
When? Saturday December 3, 2011 – 10.00am – 5.00pm | Sunday December 4, 2011 – 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where? Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City.
The University of Iowa Fine Arts Council sponsors the Holiday Thieves Market. Application Form for this juried event are available here. The application deadline is October 13, 2011