Apr 22, 2023
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
University of Iowa Pentacrest
1 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Art • Community • Earth
Together, we celebrate earth every day, but especially on Earth Day. Presented by the UI Office of Sustainability and the Environment, in partnership with UI Pentacrest Museums and Public Space One (PS1 a local, artist-led, community-driven, contemporary art center), we invite the corridor to join in celebration Saturday, April 22 for an afternoon of arts and entertainment. Just like art, this inclusive event has something for everyone, across disciplines, cultures, and generations.
Festivities include art, crafts, games, exhibits, readings, nature-inspired demonstrations, giveaways and more. Find the fun on the Pentacrest (East of Old Cap) and in Macbride Hall (on the ground floor):
Continuous from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.:
- Community Flag Display and Flag Making Workshop (PS1)
- Tree Seedling Giveaway (UI Landscape Services)
- Clothing Scrap Craft (Corridor Community Action Network)
- Make & Take Insect Hotel (UI Bee Campus Committee)
- Prompt for the Planet Art and Poetry (The LENA Project)
- Bookmobile (Iowa City Public Library)
- Watercolor Painting and Drawing Demonstrations (Artist, Sara Cavic)
- Make & Take Seed Sowing (D.I.R.T.)
- Meet the Raptors (UI Wild)
- Community Land Art and Naturescaping (UI Office of Sustainability and the Environment)
- Other activities hosted by Iowa City Climate Advocates, Iowa City Area Sierra Club, ENGIE North America, Environmental Coalition at Iowa, and UI Recreational Services
Time Sensitive Activities:
- Read on the Rug: Beneath a Tree Edition (Pentacrest Museums) | 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Springtime Tree Tour (Pentacrest Museums) | 1:30 p.m - 2 p.m.
- Field Journal Walking Workshop (Latham Science Engagement Fellowship) | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
- Springtime Tree Tour (Pentacrest Museums) | 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Community Color Guard Closing Ceremony | 3:45 p.m.
- Art Education Community and Family Day at Stanley Museum of Art | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Earth Day Open House at Trowbridge Hall | Noon - 5 p.m.
- Neighborhood Energy Blitz | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- National Prescription Drug Take Back Day | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Ask Jane | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Trumpet Blossom Cafe Anniversary Party | 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Earth Day Concert at Hancher with Dos Santos & Ratboys | 7:30 p.m.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at