Spring Collection

Honored to be selected recently by the judges choice in the DKW Gallery exhibit as first place! (Artwork by Denise Murphy)

Spring 2 Alcohol Inks Painting

Smithsonian’s “Hometown Teams”

Smithsonian’s “Hometown Teams” – stop in to Mount Vernon Creates to view photography by Robert Murphy. This work represents top athletes in the field of Ironman events.

This serires will be displayed throughout April in honor of the Smithosnian exhibit in Mount Vernon, IA.

Sneak Peak of this outstanding series…

Photography by Robert Murphy

Mount Vernon High School Senior ART Exhibition

Mount Vernon Creates and the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council are proud to co-sponsor and display work by the seniors from Mount Vernon High School 2018. The exhibition will remain up through April.

Please join us from 5 – 7 pm for an opening reception featuring the artists on April 5th 2018.

Refreshments to be served.

This show was coordinated by our J-Term student intern, Barbara Lynch.

Mississippi String Band CD Release Party March 31, 2018

Come to our Gallery Concert, Full Moon cd release party. Saturday March 31st 7-10. Wine, treats, suggested donation $15 at the door. New cd “Two Bucks in the Tank” and new MSB T-shirts available, discounted for the party.

Cedar Ridge wines for sale at the gallery by the bottle or glass.

Mississippi String Band

Lilywren – Celtic Music, Dec 16th, 3:30 – 6:00 pm

‘Lilywren’ will be playing at Mount Vernon Creates. Members: Karen Pierce on hammer dulcimer, Bill Hart on bodran and fiddle, Arianne Waseen on fiddle, Abram Doval on fiddle, banjo, Irish flute and pennywhistle and Patty Ankrum on guitar and bodran. Session tunes from the Celtic nations

Cedar Ridge Wines available for Purchase.

Free Music event.


Mount Vernon Creates
Art Gallery, Wine Shop and Events
121 1st St NW Mount Vernon IA 52314

Portrayal Of Mount Vernon 2017 – THANKS!

Thanks to our Portrayal of Mount Vernon 2017 artists!

The show is currently being exhibited at the Palisades Cafe’ thru January 2018.


Stephanie Abresch
Susan Coleman
Jeff Allen
Nancy Lindsay
Marty Mitchell
Hugh Lifson
Katrina Garner
Sri Rao
Deb Weiser
Denise Murphy
Pat Coon
Donna Jelmeland
Dean Traver
Gretchen Lindenbolt
Robert Murphy

Portrayal of Mount Vernon showing at Palisades Cafe’

Dec 8th, 2017 Piano Player Tim Daugherty

Mount Vernon Creates is proud to present piano player Tim Daugherty Friday, Dec 8th from 7 – 9 pm.

Tim Daugherty has worked throughout Iowa as a performer, as a music director/composer for The Old Creamery Theatre and as a music producer since 1981. In 1983 he formed the “Tim Daugherty Group,” and has produced over 15 CD’s of original and contemporary jazz. He has a Bachelors and a Master’s Degree in music from the University of Iowa. Since 2005, Tim has worked as a musical director/entertainer for Carnival Cruise Lines.

Come enjoy the evening with us!

Mount Vernon Creates also has a variety of Cedar Ridge wines for purchase.

121 1st ST NW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314
Art Gallery, Event Center and Wine Shop