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Arts & Culture

  • 13th Street District

    1301 Summit Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Echo is a stainless steel sculpture that stands 34-feet tall. This public art piece is the center of festivals held on 13th Street. Echo was gifted to the city.
    Freedom Mural
    Implemented by Beau Ragland, a 2015 MHS graduate. The mural commemorates the armed service men, women and veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country.

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  • Fisher Community Center

    709 South Center Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-753-6645


    Ceramic Study Collection
    In the early 1970’s, the collection was amassed under the guidance of Gary Eason Eige. Top ceramic artists and scholars recognize it as one of the fi nest collections of its kind in the nation.
    Sculptures Collection
    Sculptures grace the grounds of the Fisher Community Center. The signature piece is Christian Petersen’s final work, “Dedication to the Future,” located in a beautiful fountain setting on the grounds.

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  • Freedom Rock

    1301 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158


    The artist, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II, is painting a freedom rock in all 99 counties in the state of Iowa. Marshalltown is the location of Marshall County’s Freedom Rock. The mural honors a Veteran from each war era.

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  • Gallery Garden

    135 East Main Street, Marshalltown Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-485-5362

    Welcome to Gallery Garden, a privately owned, urban-style green space open to the public. The only project of its kind in Iowa, the garden’s inspired designs feature paintings, sculpture, thousands of plants, the soothing sound of a fountain, and cutting-edge rain harvesting technologies. Visitors will enjoy a peaceful, reflective experience.

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  • Live on Stage – Marshalltown

    PO Box 323, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-366-3093


    The season consists of six performances by professional, world-class entertainers. Call for ticket information to the best entertainment bargain in Central Iowa.

  • Marshalltown Community Theatre

    709 South Center Street, Marshalltown Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-752-4164


    Community theatre brings together area residents for first-rate productions. Four performances plus a summer musical are presented annually by dedicated thespians.

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  • Orpheum Theater

    220 East Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-844-5921


    Recently renovated historic Orpheum Theater Center where you can catch a movie, hear live music, enjoy fine coffee and/or tour the extensive exhibit of memorabilia of Iowans of the stage and Screen. Of particular note are the collections celebrating Marshalltownians, including the world famous Jean Seberg.

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  • Ray Frederick Art Gallery

    (Located on the MCC Campus)3700 South Center Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-752-7106 Ext. 5776


    (inside Marshalltown Community College)
    The Ray Frederick Gallery is operated by the MCC Fine Arts Department to showcase the work of MCC students locally and regionally. Exhibits change monthly during the school year.

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