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Art Festival

Octagon Art Festival


 45th Annual Octagon Art Festival

Sunday, September 27, 2015     10 am-5 pm

Ames, IA          FREE admission


Two booths open due to cancellation as of 9/24/15

Electronic Jury Entry Form HERE


Volunteer at the art festival:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

“We’ve been doing this show since 1975, and it is our favorite! Keep up the great work!” – JK Creative Wood


“I had my best one day sales ever! Continue your great promoting efforts.” – Quiet Places Photography


For a list of 2015 festival artists, click HERE

For a list of Entertainment Acts, click HERE

For map of festival, click HERE



Join us for the 45th Annual Octagon Art Festival!  Visual arts, children’s art areas and performing arts form the foundation of the Octagon Art Festival. More than 14,000 people attend our festival. You will be in good company with more than 100 professional artists from across the Midwest who produce and display high-quality original artwork in a wide variety of media. The festival is held outdoors on pavement, rain or shine, in the Main Street Cultural District in downtown Ames.



The mission of the Octagon Center for the Arts is to serve as an influential regional center for the arts, present important exhibits, offer comprehensive art education programs and provide a retail outlet for artists. The Octagon offers dynamic programming that includes significant visual exhibits and memorable public programs that enrich the lives of central Iowans.

QUESTIONS?  Call 515.232.5331 or email director@octagonarts.org


Special thanks to the 2015 Octagon Art Festival sponsors

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