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Making Plays, Exploring Stories

Where do great plays come from? Great stories, of course! Professional actors from Mad River Theater Works lead students in grades 5-9 in learning how to find the best stories and turn them into stage plays.

Hands On Ceramics

Learn ceramics from Master Potter Jake Van Wyk! Get hands on experience in hand-build and wheel thrown clay work using stoneware Clay and high fired in Dordt College's kiln.

Siouxland 104: Readings in The Dirty Thirties

Dr. James Schaap leads students on a journey, both literal and figurative, through the Midwest and its rich literary tapestry.

Pour Painting for Adults

This trendy new technique is sweeping YouTube and Etsy and you can learn it too! Pour painting is a fun and surprisingly easy way to make an incredible abstract masterwork that you can show off to your friends and display in your home for years to come.

Freedom Riders

This remarkable family-friendly musical celebrates the valiant and courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in American history.

Shattered Glass Ensemble

Fabulously original, this conductorless chamber orchestra from NYC has performed their unique repertoire for fans nationwide, from TED talks to Carnegie Hall.

Come To The Garden: Summer Suites 2018

Exquisite gardens. Extraordinary performances. A treat for the senses and a balm for the soul, Orange City Arts closes the 2017-18 season with our annual tour of gardens, accompanied by art and hors d'oeuvres.

An Evening of Dance: January 20

The 7th annual gathering of local dance students, Evening of Dance 2018 is sure to knock your socks off.

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This trendy new technique is sweeping YouTube and Etsy and you can learn it too! Pour painting is a fun and surprisingly easy way to make an incredible abstract masterwork that you can show off to your friends and display in your home for years to come. Come learn the technique and take home two finished projects!

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Pour Painting for Adults!

February 17, 2018, 9:30am - February 17, 2018, 11:00am

This trendy new technique is sweeping YouTube and Etsy and you can learn it too! Pour painting is a fun and surprisingly easy way to make an incredible abstract masterwork that you can show off to your friends and display in your home for years to come. Come learn the technique and take home two finished projects! Find out more: orangecityarts.net/?p=6950

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The Siouxland reading series has become an Orange City Arts signature staple, led by veteran instructor Dr. James Schaap. Schaap leads students on a journey, both literal and figurative, through the Midwest and its rich literary tapestry. Discussion of an array of books celebrating Midwest life takes place in a variety of locations, from authors’ hometowns to characters’ backyards and many others besides.

Fourth in the series, Siouxland 104: The Dirty Thirties explores the lively personalities who endured the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and still managed to love and work and dream and laugh. And sometimes cry.

Schaap has selected a reading list that features authors who grew up just down the road and stories that take place in our own familiar neighborhoods.

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Siouxland 104: The Dirty Thirties

February 6, 2018, 7:15pm - July 3, 2018, 8:45pm

The Siouxland reading series has become an Orange City Arts signature staple, led by veteran instructor Dr. James Schaap. Schaap leads students on a journey, both literal and figurative, through the Midwest and its rich literary tapestry. Discussion of an array of books celebrating Midwest life takes place in a variety of locations, from authors’ hometowns to characters’ backyards and many others besides. Fourth in the series, Siouxland 104: The Dirty Thirties explores the lively personalities who endured the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and still managed to love and work and dream and laugh. And sometimes cry. Schaap has selected a reading list that features authors who grew up just down the road and stories that take place in our own familiar neighborhoods. Find out more: orangecityarts.net/?p=6935

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Where do great plays come from? Great stories, of course! Professional actors from Mad River Theater Works lead students in grades 5-9 in learning how to find the best stories and turn them into stage plays. Supercharge your imagination playing fun and outrageous theater games with real professionals while learning the skills you need to create a play that’s all your own! ... See MoreSee Less

Making Plays, Exploring Stories

February 3, 2018, 3:30pm - February 3, 2018, 4:30pm

Where do great plays come from? Great stories, of course! Professional actors from Mad River Theater Works lead students in grades 5-9 in learning how to find the best stories and turn them into stage plays. Supercharge your imagination playing fun and outrageous theater games with real professionals while learning the skills you need to create a play that’s all your own!

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Karen Bohm Barker and Eastcheap Theatre Collection present “Wit,” a Pulitzer prize winning play that explores the notions of scholarship vs faith, life vs death, and ultimately, the soul’s relationship with its Creator. Find out more: Wit, January 12 & 13. ... See MoreSee Less

Jeri and Karen rehearsing the play WIT. We have 3 performances this coming weekend. Leave a message at 712-441-6038 or send a message to eastcheaptheatre@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

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Celebrate American History with Orange City Arts

This February, Orange City Arts invites community members to join in commemorating Black History Month with Mad River Theater Works’ production of “It’s a Powerful Time: The Story of the Freedom Riders.” This family-friendly musical drama will be presented February 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Unity Christian Knight Center.

Set in 1961, “Freedom Riders” explores the courageous voices behind one of the most significant non-violent protests in the Civil Rights Movement. A stirring performance of music and drama, “Freedom Riders” demonstrates the power of working together to affect change.

Through an Art Project Grant from Iowa Arts Council, tickets for “Freedom Riders” will be available with “Pay-What-You-Can” pricing. Orange City Arts recommends a donation of $15, but tickets are available for as low as $1. Ticket reservations can be made online at orangecityarts.net or by calling 712-707-6514.
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Freedom Riders

February 3, 2018, 7:00pm - February 3, 2018, 8:15pm

Celebrate American History with Orange City Arts This February, Orange City Arts invites community members to join in commemorating Black History Month with Mad River Theater Works’ production of “It’s a Powerful Time: The Story of the Freedom Riders.” This family-friendly musical drama will be presented February 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Unity Christian Knight Center. Set in 1961, “Freedom Riders” explores the courageous voices behind one of the most significant non-violent protests in the Civil Rights Movement. A stirring performance of music and drama, “Freedom Riders” demonstrates the power of working together to affect change. Through an Art Project Grant from Iowa Arts Council, tickets for “Freedom Riders” will be available with “Pay-What-You-Can” pricing. Orange City Arts recommends a donation of $15, but tickets are available for as low as $1. Ticket reservations can be made online at orangecityarts.net or by calling 712-707-6514.

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