This wooden butterfly was done by Creative Artist’s
Members as part of the “Butterfly Effect” in Marion, IA.
It is a rendering of our Logo and on display in the front
yard of the Marion Heritage Center, Marion.
Watercolor oil Pastel Ink Collage Photography
Creative Artists is a group dedicated to broadening interests and skills in the arts.
The purpose of the club is to foster interest and cultural growth of the members and public through programs, workshops and exhibits.
Creative Artists’ talents cover a wide range of mediums: watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastels, pencil, photography-35mm & digital, collages and other two-dimensional art.
* Opportunities to share ideas and skills with other artists
* Use of Creative Artists library books and tapes
* Sharing information of other art shows and events
* Many Creative Artists members teach art classes who teach
a wide varieties of mediums and styles
* Monthly showcase - learning about new products, new techinques,
hands on demos, study of a famous artist, etc.
Creative Artists was formed in 1970 by 45 artists under the leadership
of Edwin J Burns, a Cedar Rapids art instructor.
The purpose was to have an organization to promote their artwork
locally. Their first exhibits were at the Social Security office and
In 1973 the fine arts event of “Art on the Fence Art Show” was added
and held on the Brucemore Mansion grounds. Because of wind and
weather, the Spring Show moved indoors in future years.
Since 2012 Creative Artists has held a major art show– either spring or fall.
Finding a place for a show is always an issue, so please watch the news
of upcoming shows here.