The arts are alive and well in the Iowa Lakes Corridor. There are many local artists, studios and galleries throughout our region along with any number of performing artists. We are home to community theaters and the Okoboji Summer Theatre. Many of our local artists participate in the Artisans Road Trip (ART) held in October of each year. Check out the theatres and night life sections to find things to do.

ArtsLIVE is a non-profit partnership of art venues, organizations, and individuals promoting the arts year round in and beyond the Creative Corridor in Northwest Iowa. The vision of ArtsLIVE is that one day, through the collaborative efforts of ArtsLIVE partners, the Creative Corridor will become a year round arts destination.

ArtsLIVE partners believe in working together, expanding beyond traditional borders to new partners, and improving quality of life through arts, entertainment, and cultural opportunities. For a calendar of art and cultural events in the Corridor, click here.

Art Centers

Our local art centers host quality and a diverse array of exhibits each month, featuring national, regional and local artists. Each offers classes for the novice and experienced artist alike. Check out their gift galleries and special events scheduled throughout the year. Visit our local art centers: Arts on Grand – Spencer; Estherville Arts Center; Pearson Lakes Art Center – Okoboji; Witter Gallery – Storm Lake; Art on 16th and A Piece of Work, Inc. – Spirit Lake.