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 Collins Radio.
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.
In 2012 Creative Artists held the first Great Autumn Art Show & Sale. The next show will be Friday September 12th 5:00-9:00pm ,Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th 10:00-4:00pm 2014.