Sioux City Art Center

The Sioux City Art Center is a model public/private partnership between the City of Sioux City and the Art Center Association of Sioux City. The Art Center is a department of the City and the Association is the non-profit fundraising arm. Each contributes approximately one-half of the Art Center’s annual operating budget.

While the City of Sioux City supports basic needs, such as most salaries, maintenance of the building, and some administrative costs, the Art Center Association supports all programs, as well as some staff salaries. It is due to the public/private partnership that the Art Center is able to offer a dynamic schedule of programs. See the following annual reports for details on our programs and budgets.


The Art Center Association of Sioux City was first incorporated in 1914 as the Sioux City Society of Fine Arts by John C. Kelly, John McHugh, W.P. Manley, T.A. Black, Alice K. Lawler and Cora E. Henderson. From its inception to the opening of the Sioux City Art Center in 1938, the Society sponsored art classes and exhibitions. Classes were held in various community buildings, as well as in Grandview Park during the summer months. Exhibitions were displayed at the Sioux City Public Library and the Woodbury County Court House.

In 1937, the Art Center Association of Sioux City along with the Sioux City Junior League and other community supporters petitioned the United States Government to establish a W.P.A. Art Center in Sioux City. They received a grant of $3,000, of which only half was used because citizens, businesses and local union members volunteered their creativity and labor to create their art center.The continuity between the original Sioux City Society of Fine Arts and the later Sioux City Art Center is also apparent in the Society’s mission to “promote and cultivate the fine arts, and foster art in all its branches; to promote the welfare of art in the City of Sioux City.” The Board of Trustees are appointed by the City of Sioux City.


Board of Directors
Art Center Association of Sioux City
Richard Roth

Vice President
Ashley Mozak

2nd Vice President/Secretary
Joanie Rizk

Chris Holman
Past President
Joe Twidwell
Dr. Gail Ament
Richard C. Brown, Jr. MD
Tyler DeLashmutt
Katherine Erion
Sarah Espiritu
Ashlee French
Emilee Gehling
Steve Kammerer
Emily Mills
Paula Persinger
Joanie Rizk
Dr. Mindy Stevens
Kim Wink

Distinquished Members
Leslie Bebee
Sandy Ellis
Helen Glazer
Milton Glazer

Junior League Liaison
Amy Lechtenberg
Sculpt Siouxland Liaison
Kevin Molland
Board of Trustees
Sioux City Art Center

Gregory Jones

Vice Chair
Becky Meyer

Jack Bristow
Helen Glazer
Terri Parish McGaffin
Mike McTaggert
Dwight Packard
Doug Palmer

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10am – 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
10am – 9pm Thursday
1 – 4 pm Sunday
Closed Mondays and Holidays

Admission to the Art Center is free.*

The Art Center is barrier-free. Wheelchairs are available on request.

* A moderate fee may be charged for special exhibitions & events. Most exhibitions are free to Sioux City Art Center members. Join!

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All exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts; the Art Center Association of Sioux City; and the City of Sioux City.
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