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 June 10 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, June 2, 2016
  • In 2003, Iowa City artist John Engelbrecht began collecting his life in the form of candid photographs, a s...

  • Saturday, July 2, 2016
  • 8:00 pm
  • Matt the Electrician is Matt Sever, a former Austin, Texas, journeyman electrician turned singer-songwriter...

  • Friday, July 8, 2016
  • 8:00 pm
  • It’s true that Koa hails from Nashville, the country music capital of the world, but this seven-piece is ...

  • Saturday, July 9, 2016
  • 8:00 pm
  • Not everyone can pull off the one-man-band thing, wrote The Boston Globe,  “but Matt Lorenz has...

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Make Your Mark at CSPS

Update: Deadline extended to June 10 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

    • Apr 7 - Jul 3, 2016
    • Jen P. Harris
    • The works in Jen P. Harris’ Ghost Prairie were conceived in response to the Iowa lands...

    • Apr 7 - Jul 3, 2016
    • Tori Lawrence
    • Tori Lawrence, director-choreographer of Tori Lawrence + Co., creates immersive site-specific dan...

    • Apr 7 - Jul 3, 2016
    • Katy Collier
    • Sampler is a collection of new work by Minneapolis artist Katy Collier, riffing on the idea of a ...

    • Jun 2 - Jul 3, 2016
    • John Engelbrecht
    • In 2003, Iowa City artist John Engelbrecht began collecting his life in the form of candid photog...