Derecho Inspired Show

Our next show is a “Derecho” inspired show by Eli Ehlinger. The show opening is August 6th…stop in for the community poetry night and see this wonderful new art exhibit. Here is a sneak peek…

Upcoming Events July


10th Frosted Cupcakes will join us for Heritage Days from 10 – 4 (or til’ sold out), lots of varieties of Almost Famous popcorn as well. Yum!!!

16th Denise’s Art opening at Artisans Sanctuary in Cedar Rapids 6 – 8 pm, join us for the opening reception. All are welcome. They have moved to their new space in CR. Many of the pieces in this exhibit were created during 2020/21.

22nd Portrayal of Mount Vernon Awards Night (vote before July 22) 5:30 – 7 pm 25 artists, 33 pieces

22nd Writer’s Night 7 – 8:30 pm, let us know if you would like to read

31st Last day of Portrayal of Mount Vernon art exhibition, all pieces are for sale

Kings Chapel

Vote for Your Favorite Portrayal of MV Piece

Awards will be July 22, 2021 from 5:30 – 7 pm with Writer’s Night following. Stop in to Mount Vernon Creates soon to vote for your favorite piece in the Portrayal of Mount Vernon art exhibit.

Awards sponsored by MVC and Mount Vernon Area Arts Council.

Awards to be announced at 6 pm.

Wine and snacks served.

Chocolate Stroll June 5th, 10 – 4 pm

We will have Frosted Cupcakes on site selling yummy cupcakes. They were such a hit during Chalk the Walk that we are bringing them back.

Also, the gallery will have the following specials:

Sweetheart wine with hints of Raspberry and Chocolate $5 glass, Yummy!
Almost Famous Popcorn Chocolate varieties $4 bags
Buy any bottle of wine and get $1 off a bag of Chocolate popcorn

Flowers and Friends Card Class by Barbara

Join us to make two cards and a treat box on Thursday, May 20 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Registration fee will be reimbursed by Barbara with a $25 order from Stampin Up!

Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages on site for purchase. We also have Almost Famous popcorn.

Sign up at under our shop.

WaMaC Art Show April 17th

Art Lovers and Supporters:
2021 WaMaC Art Show Press Release

The annual WaMaC conference art exhibit featuring the work of student artists from Beckman, Maquoketa, Marion, Mount Vernon, Solon, and West Delaware High Schools will be open to the public Saturday, April 17th from noon to 4:00pm in the front lobby of the Mount Vernon High School Performing Arts Center at 731 Palisades Rd SW, Mt Vernon, IA. The exhibit will feature the top 120 works of art including drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, design, photography, and ceramics. Each category will be awarded first, second, and third honors as well as a best in show and student choice.

Mark your calendars!