Portrayal of Mount Vernon – Greetings from Iowa

The ‘Portrayal of Mount Vernon 2016’ artists show is being highlighted in the IPTV ‘Greetings from Iowa Series’.  See two video promos at the following locations for the upcoming show:


You’ll see some familiar Mount Vernon, IA artists.

Mount Vernon Area Arts Council Presents LHAF 2017

Applications are available for the Lincoln Highway Arts Festival (LHAF) for Sept 16, 2017.

To Apply go to MVAAC.org.

Mount Vernon Area Arts Council presents Balderdash Ditty March 18th

Next showing…March 18th, 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.

Rockwell’s “Dugout” to be featured at Chalk the Walk

Norman Rockwell’s famous Saturday Evening Post cover “Dugout” will be the centerpiece of Mount Vernon’s Chalk the Walk festival this spring.

Norman Rockwell’s “Dugout” will be the centerpiece of the 2017 Chalk the Walk Festival in Mount Vernon, May 6 and 7.

A committee made up of staff and volunteers from the City of Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation, Mount Vernon Area Arts Council and the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) chose the piece for the 12th annual Chalk the Walk festival, Iowa’s largest-ever Madonnari Festival. The two-day festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will feature the work of more than 300 artists utilizing a downtown city street as a canvas and more than a half-ton of chalk.

“We are thrilled to announce “Dugout” as our large community piece for 2017,” said Danielle Chargo, chair of the Chalk the Walk committee. “We have wanted to do a Norman Rockwell piece for several years, and the timing with last year’s historic Cubs World Series win seemed like the perfect opportunity. I can’t think of a better way to start out the summer of 2017! Please join us and help us create a 30’ by 50 chalk version of “Dugout.”

“Dugout” image courtesy of Curtis Licensing, a division of The Saturday Evening Post Society, Inc.


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

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