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.
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:
News of the Day:
June 18, 2019 Gathering of Artists: Kyle Renell
Artist Kyle Renell will host the Ames Community Arts Council’s Monthly Gathering of Artists on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6 - 8 p.m.in her new studio at 205 5th St., Unit 204, Ames.
Kyle is a visual artist. The media she uses is varied, and dependent upon the subject matter and format. Currently, she incorporates mixed media, including watercolor crayon and graphite for a series related to interconnectedness; graphite for a wordless graphic novel related to the human condition; and acrylic paint and straight pins in a series on child sexual abuse.
Her body of work is multi-faceted and concentrated in the following subject areas: interconnectedness of human beings; the human condition; and social issues, such as child abuse and human trafficking. The goal of her art is to educate the viewer about issues they may, or may not, be aware of. Her intention is not to force her opinion upon others, but rather to make them stop and think about the issues and to develop their own opinions and conclusions.
The gatherings, held on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations, showcase local artists from around the Ames area. Artists and art enthusiasts of all types are invited to meet other artists, get feedback, get inspired, and have fun. The events are free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided.
The monthly Gathering of Artists is hosted by the Ames Community Arts Council and made possible with the support of the City of Ames Commission on the Arts [COTA]. If you would like more information about participating in or hosting a gathering, please contact the Ames Community Arts Council by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, visiting the website at www.amesart.org, or calling 515-233-6110.
Thanks to the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau for supporting the Inaugural performance in the Goldfinch Room!