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For The Love Of Art

Ottumwa's art galleries offer enjoyment and education around every corner.

Whether you explore our walking art gallery, spend time in Bridge View Center, or visit Indian Hills Community College, you're sure to find art that stirs your soul. Scroll down to learn more.

American Gothic House & Center: See the house that started it all. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the adjacent Center includes exhibits, a gift shop, and a media room with educational films about Grant Wood. Also, there are props on hand so visitors can pose in front of the historic home and create their own American Gothic portrait.

Bridge View Center: In addition to being a performing arts venue, Bridge View also has public art displays, including the Freedom Rock, a Michael Lemberger photography collection, an oil on canvas by Fred Easker, the Ferber sculpture, and Harmony Park, an interactive musical exhibit located between the Bridge View Center and the Des Moines River.

Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery: The Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery on the Ottumwa campus continually houses some of the finest art in southeast Iowa. The gallery hosts national traveling exhibits, as well as works created by local artists, including Indian Hills Community College faculty and students and Ottumwa High School students.

Self-Guided Street Art Tour: Walking along both sides of the Des Moines River, visitors will find an extensive street art collection, including Canteen Alley, Main Street, and Bridge View Center. There are pieces created by local, state and national artists, as well as lighted metal art, interactive displays, and one-of-a-kind murals.

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