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.

Welcome to Legion Arts

  • Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • Exuberant Politics is a multi-site celebration of art, activism and political feelin...
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • 8:00 pm
  • With the drive of Celtic fiddling, spontaneity of jazz, soul of the blues and intricacies of chamber music, th...
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • 7:00 pm
  • John Gorka has been part of the new folk movement since the late ’80s, steadily carving out a distinctive ni...
  • Friday, April 25, 2014
  • 8:00 pm
  • Kris Delmhorst A sweet voice, spiked with a shadowy growl…  A folksy sound, peppered w...

Recent Newsmore news

Robert Lindsey-Nassif’s ‘Opal’ based on real girl’s diaries

Robert Lindsey-Nassif’s Opal will be presented at CSPS on Friday and Saturday Jan. 31 & Feb 1, and Feb 7 & 8 at 8 pm. The musical is based on the magical and mysterious diary of seven-year-old Opal Whiteley — … Continue reading

Hinterlands’ ‘The Circuit’ earning raves

This review originally appeared on Milwaukee Mag.com Tickets to Oct. 25-26 CSPS shows here For all its punk sensibility, there is a core of heartfelt and sometimes pungent nostalgia in The Circuit, the latest project by the imaginative Detroit-based performance … Continue reading

Sixth Annual Landfall Festival of World Music coming Sept. 24-28

The sixth annual Landfall Festival of World Music comes to Cedar Rapids Sept. 24-28 featuring over 70 musicians from 12 countries including Brazil, Corsica, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Poland, Mongolia, Norway, Reunion Island, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States. Locations this … Continue reading

Area artists, performers and The Kinsey Sicks to help Mel Andringa celebrate his 70th

On Aug 18, Mel Andringa—teacher, performance artist, and Legion Arts co-founder/co-director—turns 70. A weekend-long celebration Aug. 16-18 at CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, will honor Mel and his work. Events include a party with art and performances … Continue reading