MVAAC Favorite Poem Project at MVC

Arts Council brings Favorite Poem Project to Mount Vernon

Here’s a chance to participate in Mount Vernon’s version of the national Favorite Poem Project to celebrate April as National Poetry Month.

People are invited to submit their favorite non-original poem online (mvaac.org/favorite-poem) and explain why they love it or what influence it has had on them. Deadline for submissions is midnight March 22. Submissions must be a published poem written by someone other than the reader and must include an explanation. All submissions will be archived on the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council website.

Members of the community will gather on Saturday April 6 to share their favorite poem and why they chose it. The event will be from 1-3 pm at Mount Vernon Creates! in downtown Mount Vernon.

Featured readers will include Jonathan Brand, Cathy Boggs, Dean Borg, Rick Elliott, Andrea Gorsh, Joe Jennison, Margaret Stevens, Marianne Taylor, Amy White and Mark Winder. Members of the audience selected to read a poem at the event will be notified in advance.

The event will include music and refreshments. The Favorite Poem Project-Mount Vernon is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council and presented by Marianne Taylor, Mount Vernon’s official poet laureate.

MVHS Senior Art Show

Poster created by J-Term Intern Payton Schwiebert

Exhibitors:
Adrienne Hill
Xander Hunt
Kelsey Kosman
Kate Margheim
Rees Panos
Payton Schwiebert
Shianne Sneed
Sydney Ulch
Connor Myers
Oliver Crocker
Alanah Malone

Post it Note Show thru March

Join us to create our Post it Note Show any time in March. Stop in to create or bring us your 3 x 3 post its to add to the show. Looking for something fun in this cold, join us. We already have a great start. There will be a reception on April 4th.

Post it Note show – Join us!

Mount Vernon Creates is proud to present our Post it Note show.  We are looking to all of the non-artists and artists out there of all ages to get involved in this wonderful show.  Stop in any time in March to create your 3 x 3 post it note drawing or bring it in for the show.  We will be creating a community exhibit out of everyone’s piece.

Groups are welcome to participate, i.e. schools, staff, teams, etc.

Free to participate.

Poster created by Payton schwiebert, MVHS J-Term Intern.

Frames for show provided by: Polly Ann’s Vintage Market, Mount Vernon, Iowa

See gallery hours days and times for when the gallery is open.

Music Line Up

March 16th – Lilywren 7:30 – 10 pm

‘Lilywren’ will be playing at Mount Vernon Creates in our new event space. Just in time for St Patty’s Day!!! Wear your green…

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 and Brick Arch Wines available for Purchase.

Tickets: 10.00 (purchase tickets ahead to secure a spot)

Lilywren – Celtic Group

To Purchase: https://mountvernoncreates.com/ or stop in to the gallery or call us at 319-895-2682.

April 27th – Soul Moungers 7:30 – 10 pm

May 18th Society of Broken Souls 7:30 – 10 pm

Doors open at 6:30 for all shows.

Mount Vernon Creates Bridal Expo

Plan your dream wedding at the Mount Vernon Creates Bridal Expo at Mount Vernon Creates in Mount Vernon IA.

Feb 9th from 10 – 4 pm

–The first 50 brides receive a swag bag filled with goodies.
–Our Bridal expo is free to attend.
–Catering / food tasting 11 – 2 pm
–Models
–DJ
–Selfie table
–Drawings

Save time in your planning process by visiting with various wedding experts in one location.


This beautiful event center on historic Main Street in Mount Vernon IA is the perfect place to host your bridal shower, reception, bachelorette party and all festivities for your wedding day.

Imagine a wedding at the Memorial Park gazebo followed by an evening at Mount Vernon Creates.

We work with local businesses to provide the experience you are looking for.

We have space for a cocktail hour followed by dinner and music. We have a selection of local wines from Cedar Ridge and Brick Arch and are planning to expand our selections. Stop in today to book your big day.

Bridal Experts:

Heart to Heart Bridal

Prince Albert’s Tuxedos

Café Bon Appetit

MK Productions

SeneGence/LipSense

Perfectly Posh

Color Street

Scentsy

Salon 30 Spa and Tanning

Pampered Chef

Iron Leaf Press

Paparazzi jewerly

Rodan + Fields

Old Brick Manor

AE Photography

Keep Collective

Bauman’s

Roots in Bloom

Wedded Bliss

Visions of Silk

Senior Moments Wedding Film

Pure Romance

Bags Thirty One

Mount Vernon Creates

New Event Center Ready for Your Special Occasion

Stop in to see our new event center…it is a must see.  Our facility can be rented for special occasions.  We are able to host a myriad of events and layouts with our multiple rooms, i.e. weddings, receptions, bridal showers, graduations, birthdays and other special occasions.  Stop in to see…this new space has been completely renovated.

We will even arrange the catering and your needs for you.