Welcome to the Ames Community Arts Council
Artists and supporters of the arts, non-profit organizations and businesses have come together as the Ames Community Arts Council since 1976. We are dedicated to building a sense of community and helping artists succeed. We believe that participating in the arts--as audience members, musicians, actors, dancers, writers, makers, volunteers, and more--enriches our lives and our community.
The 2023 Ames Artists’ Studio Tour will be held on Sat., Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 1 from noon - 4 p.m. During this free, self-guided tour, patrons may choose to visit any number of the fourteen (14) participating studios and discover the original art – paintings, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and so much more – created by Ames area artists in their studios and workspaces. Visit the artists in any order you please. Find more here.
What we do:
The Ames Community Arts Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) funded through memberships, donations, and grants, including the City of Ames Commission on the Arts (COTA). The Arts Council is dedicated to celebrating the arts and serving the community.
Here's a quick look at some things we do: