Mount Vernon Area Arts Council – Art by Tony Brown, Jan 21, 2017

Come join us!

Mount Vernon Area Arts Council Fundraiser


see works by Tony Brown

Mount Vernon Area Arts Council – Community Mural Night Jan 26, 2017

You’re invited!

 The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council (MVAAC) is sponsoring a Community Mural, a project that includes soliciting input from students and residents. The MVAAC Board invites you to participate in a mural discussion at 7 pm, Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the First Street Community Center (old Middle School) library. We hope you will put this on your calendar now!
The purpose of the meeting is to generate ideas and themes for the mural, which will be located on the concrete wall that separates the parking lots south of Main Street. Currently you can see temporary signage at this location; you may have seen “Coming Spring 2017 Community Mural” on this wall just off Highway 1.

Mount Vernon High School graduate Strider Patton, now an educator and muralist in San Francisco, is facilitating the project. Strider has met with Mount Vernon art teachers as well as students and will lead the January discussion. He’ll turn resident and student ideas & concepts into the mural design. Painting is scheduled for May 2017.
Community murals have been shown to underscore economic development as well as enhance community spirit and cohesiveness. Your input and participation are valued. It’ll be fun!
Contact us or any board member with questions or comments. If you prefer, or if you will not be able to attend in January, email your ideas, comments and/or questions to or And, please, invite friends & neighbors to the event. All are welcome.

Hope to see you January 26 at FSCC!




Balderdash Ditty, Saturday Kids Show Series Jan 21, 2017

Next showing…Jan 21, 2017 at 10:30 or 11:30 am:

The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council will kick off a series of free monthly kids music/puppet shows on Saturday Dec. 17 at the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon.

The shows will feature performances by Balderdash Ditty, which is composed of Mount Vernon residents Dale Beeks, Kim Benesh, Braden Rood, and Emily Beeks

The presentation will be interactive, based on a theme, with music and puppets for children accompanied by an adult.

Join us on the third Saturday of each month through April. There will be two performances each day, at 10:30 and 11:30 am.

Dates of upcoming shows are Dec. 17Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, and April 15.

Mount Vernon Area Arts Council Winter Fundraiser: Jan 21, 2017 – 6:30pm

The MVAAC is proud to present:

Tony Brown and Dan Johnson

Mount Vernon, IA
Saturday Jan. 21, 2017
6:30 pm wine and cheese
7:30 pm music
First Street Community Center
Benefit for Mount Vernon Area Arts Council
Also: Tony Brown will have paintings on display

Suggested donation: 15.00

Portrayal of Mount Vernon Exhibit – Now Showing thru Jan 29th, 2017 in Mount Vernon, IA

The Portrayal of Mount Vernon exhibit will be displayed at the Palisades Café thru Jan 29th, 2017.  This show is the result of 20 plus artists creating all over the town of Mount Vernon, IA on Oct 22, 2016.  This show displays a variety of mediums and captures the essence of Mount Vernon, IA.  Come dine at the Palisades Café and enjoy the exhibit hosted by Denise and Robert Murphy.  Thank you Palisades Café for allowing this exhibit to hang in such a fitting atmosphere, what better place to represent Mount Vernon, IA.  These original art pieces are for sale as well and would make a nice Christmas gift.  (ask at the counter for details on purchasing)



If you are unable to visit but, have questions on the exhibit, please email…


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