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Legion Arts is an award-winning, Cedar Rapids nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, understanding and impact of contemporary art.

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Legion Arts is located in CSPS Hall, a large, century-old brick building, located on the corner of Third Street SE and 11th Avenue SE, in NewBo.

Upcoming Events

Based at historic CSPS Hall in downtown Cedar Rapids, Legion Arts is a leading presenter of art, music and theatre from across America and around the globe. Our intimate, 200-seat theatre regularly features outstanding performing artists, from folk to jazz to blues, from cabaret to contemporary dance.

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Bonnie Koloc with Don Stille  

Bonnie Koloc with Don Stille

July 21, 2018 at 8:00pm

In the 1970s, Steve Goodman, John Prine and Bonnie Koloc were a veritable trinity of Chicago folk music. Koloc, unquestionably…

The Sea The Sea  

The Sea The Sea

July 27, 2018 at 8:00pm

The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York-based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest…

The Kinsey Sicks  

The Kinsey Sicks

August 3, 2018 - August 4, 2018

America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet returns to Cedar Rapids and CSPS Hall with their latest romp, Things You…

Current Exhibits

Catch up to the cutting edge in our four gallery spaces, which have housed everything from photo essays, to interactive sculpture, to dynamic experiments in digital art. The galleries at CSPS are open 363 days a year, and admission is always free.

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Morphing Murals: Recent Paintings by the Drawing Legion

Contemplating the tenth anniversary of the flood that struck Cedar Rapids in 2008, Mel Andringa began to explore his artistic output of the past decade, questioning how it had been influenced by the event. He found himself returning to painting and drawing, activities that he had largely given up, years ago, for conceptual art, performance and storytelling.

Dispatches: Artists Engage the Historical Moment

This summer and fall, as part of a national project called the 50 State Initiative, organized by the For Freedoms Federation, Legion Arts will be spotlighting artists who intentionally engage with the messy world around them, whose artworks invite reflection and discussion ― of values, place, patriotism. This first installment includes gallery works by John Paul Schafer, Sam Watkins, Song Park, Gays Against Guns, and Jave Yoshimoto, as well as films by Brent Watkins and Robert Epstein. Alongside Mel Andringa’s reflections on natural disaster, these artists have trained their eye on gun violence, civil rights, the women’s movement, gay rights, gentrification, war, peace, and the plight of refugees and immigrants.

I Was There: Photographs by Mike Weber

Mike Weber is a Cedar Rapids photographer who got his start photographing events for his high school newspaper, and went on to serve as photo editor for the Kirkwood Communiqué. Over the past decade, he’s focused his attention on two objectives: mastering traditional film photography, and documenting the local Iowa music scene, while emphasizing the importance of live music.

Our exhibits listing is being updated at the moment. Check back soon!