Excellence in the Arts Event 2024

Sunday, March 24, 3 PM. A celebration of outstanding achievement in visual, digital and performing arts. Experience a variety of art, performances and exhibits at this signature event.


$10.00 – $20.00 per person


2h 30min

About this experience

Excellence in the Arts event recognizes outstanding student achievement in grades 9-12 throughout Eastern Iowa.

The Gazette launched Excellence in the Arts in 2023 to create an experience that would celebrate students making incredible contributions to the arts. This program will tell the stories of student artists and those making an impact in the Eastern Iowa community.  

The celebration is planned for March 24th, 3 PM at Theatre Cedar Rapids. Join The Gazette, Hills Bank, and Wired Productions for a day recognizing eight talented student artists and two youth advocates doing incredible things in the arts community.  

Doors will open at 2 PM for patrons to enjoy live artist, Garrett Turner, live pianist, Elizabeth Kissling, visual art student exhibits, and concessions. The program will follow with area performances from Tone Da Boss, Rene'e Bryant, and Alisabeth Von Presley.

Learn more about the eight student winners, youth advocates, and the event on our Excellence in the Arts website.

Date/Time: Sunday, March 24. Doors will open at 2 PM with the program starting at 3 PM. 

Tickets: $10 for 18 and under, $20 for 19 and older. Register for the event now.

Location: Theatre Cedar Rapids - 102 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 

Your Host

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Rob Merritt and Diana Nollen, Arts & Entertainment Reporter of The Gazette.