March 3 & 4
Presenting an eclectic display of the arts, Arti Gras is held at Shopko Hall. The fine arts festival offers patrons a chance to view and purchase the works of 100 artists and craftpersons from throughout the Midwest. Exhibited for sale are original works representing various media. Artist demonstrations take place throughout the event providing a rare view of artists and their work during the creative process.
Outstanding performances are a highlight at the event including exciting classical music, powerful jazz, and magnificent dance. Children can get hands-on art experience through participation in a variety of creative art and music activities. The event also boasts an array of special gourmet items to choose from. And the cultural area features information booths and special exhibits by area organizations giving visitors valuable information about the many community cultural opportunities in the area.