The City of Iowa City’s Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) has expanded the Iowa City Sculpture Showcase, meaning more opportunities for local Iowa sculptors to showcase their work for one year throughout the City!

The Sculpture Showcase was started in 2021 with five locations created throughout town to display the work of local sculptors. This year, there will be eight locations scattered throughout the community at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, along the Iowa River Trail, in Riverfront Crossings Park, and at Mercer and Scott parks. Visit the online location map for more detail. 

The PAAC will be responsible for review and selection of the submissions and determine the most appropriate location for each.

These temporary exhibits will be on display from August 5, 2022, through July 2023. The proposed sculptures will be evaluated on artistic merit, creativity, public safety, and durability in the outdoors.

Work must be able to be securely installed on a 4’ x 4’ cement pad, be of the highest-quality design incorporated into its construction, and be able to withstand adverse weather conditions (high winds, rain, heat, snow, and freezing temperatures) and an unsupervised general audience.

Unstable, fragile, dangerous, inappropriate, or small, lightweight works will not be accepted.  

Artists will receive a commission of $1,500 for the one-year display. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 20, 2022. Detailed information and the online submission form are located at Questions can be directed to Wendy Ford at or 319-356-5248.

Date of publication

Thursday, March 24, 2022