Octagon Center for the Arts

May is Membership Month! Click for more information about special discounts and member gifts

CASA's 15th Anniversary exhibit will be on display in the Community Gallery from April 16th- June 18

Enter into the Snapshot exhibit- A PHOTOGRAPHY-ONLY EXHIBIT SHOWCASING THE WORK OF ARTISTS WITHIN 150 MILES OF AMES, IOWA  Artwork Credit: Victoria Herring, Abstract Reflection

Check out the Octagon Gallery Shop located at 413 Douglas Avenue

The 2016 High School Seniors will be on display April 22- May 6th in the Main Gallery

Upcoming Events
01/04/16 - 05/09/16
(01/04/16 - 05/09/16)
04/15/16 - 06/18/16
(04/15/16 - 06/18/16 Opening reception April 21 from 5-7 PM)
04/21/16 - 05/06/16
(04/21/16 - 05/06/16 Opening reception and awards Thursday, April 21 from 4:30-6:30 PM)

Gallery Shop


Weekdays 10:00 am - 5:30 pm; Thursdays til 7:00 pm

Saturdays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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High School Seniors 2016 Show

Opening reception and awards ceremony: Thursday, April 21 4:30 pm

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The Octagon Center for the Arts offers nearly 200 classes a year to Ames and surrounding communities. Classes and workshops are open to all ages in a variety of media such as ceramics, dance, drawing, fiber arts, painting and photography.

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