Legion Arts is an award-winning, Cedar Rapids nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, understanding and impact of contemporary art. Based at CSPS, a restored landmark building on the edge of downtown Cedar Rapids, Legion Arts presents cutting edge art, music theatre, film and other events at a variety of venues; supports young artists, experimental art forms and new idea.

 

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  • LANDFALL FESTIVAL to bring 65 musicians from a dozen countries Sept 13-17

    Musicians from Ethiopia, Cuba, Hungary, Poland, Argentina, Czech Republic and Austria highlight the ninth annual Landfall Festival of World Music taking place at various Cedar Rapids venues Sept. 13 through 17. That’s 65 musicians hailing from more than a dozen … Continue reading

Welcome to Legion Arts

  • Thursday, September 1, 2016
  • Blair Gauntt—Hiawatha graphic designer, fine artist and cofounder of the New Bohemia Group--has pried ope...

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
  • 7:00 pm
  • Estonian fiddler and singer Maarja Nuut enchants audiences with inventive arrangements of traditional songs...

  • Sunday, October 2, 2016
  • 7:00 pm
  • The seven-piece (plus dancer), multi-generational group brings to life the music of southern Italy’s wild...

  • Friday, October 7, 2016
  • 8:00 pm
  • SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza, four young, classically trained musicians who happen to be sisters. ...

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LANDFALL FESTIVAL to bring 65 musicians from a dozen countries Sept 13-17

Musicians from Ethiopia, Cuba, Hungary, Poland, Argentina, Czech Republic and Austria highlight the ninth annual Landfall Festival of World Music taking place at various Cedar Rapids venues Sept. 13 through 17. That’s 65 musicians hailing from more than a dozen … Continue reading

Make Your Mark at CSPS

Update: Deadline extended to Aug. 1 Looking back, we like to think that Legion Arts has made its mark — not only on artists and audiences, but on the neighborhood, the community, and Iowa’s cultural scene in general. That’s especially … Continue reading

New parking lot is open

The new parking lot is open for business. Access from Second Street is just one of the new features, which include handicap spaces and new plantings courtesy of Trees Forever.  

Landfall 2015 coming Sept. 15-19

A note on parking A band of parka hat-wearing Russians who transform folk songs into dance music… A Montreal-based MC from Mexico blending hip-hop, electronica and nueva cumbia…. An Israeli-born Ethiopian diva who ignites Ethio-Jazz and funk with the soul … Continue reading

    Upcoming Eventsmore

    • Jul 7 - Oct 2, 2016
    • Pursuit of Happiness
    • Pursuit of Happiness is a mixed-media group show featuring works by Rachel Buse, Des Moines; Tom ...

    • Sep 1 - Oct 30, 2016
    • Blair Gauntt
    • Blair Gauntt—Hiawatha graphic designer, fine artist and cofounder of the New Bohemia Group--has...

    • Sep 28, 2016
    • Maarja Nuut
    • Estonian fiddler and singer Maarja Nuut enchants audiences with inventive arrangements of traditi...

    • Sep 30, 2016
    • John McCutcheon
    • John McCutcheon is folk music’s Renaissance man: master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwr...