CSPS – 1103 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa DIRECTIONS
CSPS is in a large, century-old brick building, located on the corner of Third Street SE and 11th Avenue SE, halfway between downtown Cedar Rapids and the Czech Village area (and about 20 miles north of Interstate 80). The galleries and theatre are located on the second floor, above Service Press. The main entrance is on Third Street SE. Unmetered parking is usually available in front of and alongside the building.
Paul Engle Center – 1600 Fourth Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids DIRECTIONS
Located in a renovated corner grocery, the Paul Engle Center reflects a partnership between Legion Arts, MidAmerica Housing Partnership, and the Wellington Heights Neighborhood Association. The project honors the life and spirit of Paul Engle (1908-91), a writer who grew up in Wellington Heights area and went on to achieve international recognition in the arts. Founder of the renowned International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, Engle symbolizes the ability of the arts to provide a meeting place for people from different nations, races and cultural backgrounds.
The former grocery store — where a young Paul Engle once worked selling ice cream — houses flexible gallery and meeting space on the first floor and living accommodations on the second. In addition to serving the neighborhood, the Paul Engle Center functions as a clearing house for community arts activities taking place throughout the city.
For a modest rental fee, the Paul Engle Center can host your next community event. Call 319-366-1836.