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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  • 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

Welcome to Legion Arts

  • Thursday, July 7, 2016
  • Pursuit of Happiness is a mixed-media group show featuring works by Rachel Buse, Des Moines; Tom Jackson, C...

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

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2016
  • 7:00 pm
  • Led by drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat melds the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass ...

  • Friday, September 9, 2016
  • 8:00 pm
  • The ninth season of SPT Theatre's Tales From the Writers' Room this year proudly reminds us that "It's a Zo...

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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

Local audiophile gives Surf Zombies vinyl an 8; release show Sept. 11

Surf Zombies headman Brook Hoover asked local audiophile Michael Roeder to assess the new vinyl version of the band’s instant surf rock classic  It’s…a Thing. Michael (who also operates the music blog Play B Sides) ran the record through the paces … Continue reading

    Upcoming Eventsmore

    • Jul 7 - Aug 28, 2016
    • Sharon Beckman
    • Past Tense, Future Perfect features collage works by Johnson County artist Sharon Beckma...

    • 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 7, 2016
    • Red Baraat
    • Led by drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat melds the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra w...

    • Sep 9 - Sep 10, 2016
    • SPT Theatre
    • The ninth season of SPT Theatre's Tales From the Writers' Room this year proudly reminds us that ...