EIAA is pleased to host a variety of events throughout the year. Our main events are our Arts Alive! Showcase, the United Arts Showcase, Junkin' for a Cause, The Riley Smith Youth Music Festival, Harvesting the Arts dinner and auction, and our unique Golf Event.  

EIAA has events the whole community will enjoy.

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Harvesting the Arts Bluegrass, BBQ & Bubbly fundraiser


Chip in 4 Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Golf Classic



Save the Date for the Golf Event of the Summer!

September 19, 2016

Great Music, Great Food, Great Golfing & A Great Cause

This event features live music on the golf course, flag event prizes, putting contest

and loads of FUN!

For more information about our golf event or to learn how to be a sponsor,

Call:  Aldean at 319/450-3665.

Registration packagets coming via email.


The United Arts Showcase is our spring showcase featuring young artisits who have participated in classes in the Spring Term.  Join us to celebrate the unifying force of the arts! A student gallery and performances showcase the students' creativity.  Students from our classes in the schools and at our Music and Arts Studios participate and the event is open to the public for a small fee which supports our programming.

Join us!

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Harding Middle School

4801 Golf St. NE

Gallery opens at 9 am

Performances at 10 am and 1 pm 

Junkin' for a Cause

Our annual junkin' sale is not to be missed!  Find unique collectables and good deals!  Hosted at our Music and Arts Studios we invite the community to come in and browse, find a good deal and tour our facility.  All proceeds directly benefit the programming of Eastern Iowa Arts Academy. We are currently accepting donations - excluding clothing or outdated technology.  If you have anything to donate to the cause, give us a call!  Then come shop...

Saturday, May 21, 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Sunday, May 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm

at The Music and Arts Studios

1847 E Ave NE Cedar Rapids

The Riley Smith Youth Music Festival

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This all day event includes a Youth Music Festival featuring young rock bands, solo performers, singing groups and string ensembles from Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo and surrounding communities.  The day's events culminate with a performance by Riley Smith and the Life of Riley Band, featuring Alburnett, Iowa native, Riley Smith who stars as Markus Keene on ABC's hit TV drama "Nashville".  

Riley Smith Youth Music Festival

Friday, July 1st

10 am - 8 pm

NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids

Youth Music Festival

10 am - 6 pm - tickets $8

Riley Smith and the Life of Riley Band Concert

6 - 8 pm  - tickets - $10

All day Pass - $15

Riley Smith Youth Music Festival is an affiliate of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival. $2 Discount with festival button.

Deadline for entries is May 1st. Contact David Griffin at or 319-360-1135


We are proud to be the recipient of proceeds from the following events:

Harlem at Campbell Steele

Harlem at Campbell Steele

Sunday, June 26

7:30 pm

Campbell Steele Gallery

1064 7th Ave, Marion

Suggested Donation $25

payable at the door

Reservation required:

A benefit concert for the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy and the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival.

Featuring the Harlem String Quartet (Grammy winners for "Mozart Goes Dancing", faculty from the festival plus 

Five Seasons Jazz featuring Natalie Brown, Pat Smith, Lynn Hart, Rich Wagor, and Matthew Bernemann.

The American Advertising Federation of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City presents:



Saturday, July 16th

at the Iowa Brewing Company

708 3rd St. SE

5:30 - 8:30 pm

Auction begins at 6:30

Admission $40

Art auction, beer tasting

from Iowa Brewing Co.and

pizza from Need Pizza.

For more details contact AAFCRIC




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