Whitmore to play sold-out show

Outsiders may stereotype Iowa to be full of rows of corn and possessing a monotonously horizontal landscape. But those of us inside the state typically see things a little bit differently. One "insider," William Elliott Whitmore, a blues singer from Lee County, Iowa, finds that Iowa can be full of underrated inspirational wonders.

Connecting kids to the arts

This week Iowa City, a community known for its rich arts scene, literature, and unique eateries, has turned the cultural dial all the way up for this year's Mission Creek Festival—a weeklong extravaganza celebrating food, live music, literature, film, and other miscellaneous artistic endeavors since 2006.

Downtown retailers transform into concert spaces

Farms, beaches, valleys, and stadiums facilitate some of America's largest music and arts festivals. But rather than gather in one huge (and most likely litter-strewn) space, Mission Creek Festival spreads its artistic web across every corner of downtown Iowa City—including the racks and shelves of beloved local shops.

Music and literature under one roof

Imagine sitting at home, taking refuge in your choice chair. A book, with pages yellowed by the breath of time, rests pleasantly between steady fingers.

A food extravaganza

Mission Creek is back in town to bring a sense of unity to the culinary community in Iowa City. With a large portion of the festival emphasizing a culture of fine dining, it makes sense that cooperation within this initiative is so strong.

Q&A: The Head and the Heart

Korean flavors burst at MCF

Your Next Drink: White Grape Flower Martini

Mission Creek hosts first Tech Conference

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