The Hearst Center for the Arts is a vital community resource, offering ongoing and affordable opportunities for exploring, performing, creating, and attending the fine arts. The Hearst is FREE to all! You can come as you are, all are welcome.

For well over three decades, the James and Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls has provided venues for poets, visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, lecturers, writers, playwrights, students, and arts aficionados of all ages.  Opening in May of 1989, James and Meryl’s former residence was willed to the city in 1983 and reconstructed as a 12,000 square foot arts center with two galleries, three classrooms, a sculpture garden, two meeting rooms, office space, and a performing arts facility. 

Check links on the homepage for up-to-date information on current class offerings (youth, adult, and family) as well as a variety of free programs with artists, authors, musicians, and performers. The Hearst is always changing exhibitions in the two galleries on site — there is always something new to see!


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