News & Events

Holiday Open House

Date: Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Don't miss the Holiday Open House in the Taag Gallery. Many artists will be participating. In addition to fine art, we have a pillow maker, maker of lighting for hearth and home, a sculptor,  and more.  All artists are local.  This year, we will also be helping the Food Bank. We will have collection boxes for non-perishables to be donated to the Crisis Center Food Bank in Iowa City. For all who help with ten items for this food drive, your name will be entered in the raffle for a "Gift Basket" that includes original artwork and other wonderful things to keep for yourself or give as gifts. Bring your best for the urgent and important food drive, peruse the gallery, and enjoy some hot cider and cookies.

Find out more about the Crisis Center Food Bank Food Drive

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Gallery Open

Taag now has a permanent gallery area in the studios building at 1041 Arthur St, where the public may stop by to view and purchase some beautiful artwork. We are very excited to have a permanent exhibition area for artworks in many mediums including paintings and charcoal works, sculpture, and ceramics. The gallery plans two exhibits in the near future featuring Taag artists and other national talent in Winter 2018 and Spring 2019. Details coming soon! 

New Private Artists' Studios Available NOW!

We have several private studios ready for lease. varying sizes, some with much room and can be a shared studio for more than one artist. All utilities paid, free WiFi, 24/7 access, and many other benefits, including use of the wood shop! Call the office today to schedule an appointment before they are gone! or phone 319.621.8223

Art Expressions classes to resume after the holidays...

Starting Saturday, January 12, 2019, we are offering a series of one-day workshops, beginning with Acrylics for Beginners.  Please sign up for the mailing list so you will be the first to know when classes are open for registration.  And don't forget to visit our Classes page to sign up! 

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Scholarship Program

Taag Studios believes every child and teen should have the opportunity to participate in artistic endeavor, whether for the sheer pleasure of it, or for serious learning. Taag has begun a scholarship program to assist those who qualify financially for free or reduced-fee classes. If you would like to apply for the scholarship program, whether for the Mentor Program or art classes, please stop by the office at 1041 Arthur St, Ste D, Iowa City for an application. If you would like to speak with someone about an appointment, please email or call at  or  319.621.8223



Every year the Crisis Center helps feed thousands of people in our community who find themselves in the grasp of hunger. Many of these people are families with children, perhaps one of your neighbors. Help us help them this year with food not only for a Christmas meal, but food for this difficult time in their lives. This year we are sponsoring a food drive for this very purpose and to help the drive, the artists of Taag Studios & Gallery have donated original artwork, art supplies, and more to a gift basket that will be raffled off only to donors to the food drive!


The Gift Basket includes original artworks & other wonderful things for you to enjoy or give as gifts this Christmas! Drawing will be held at 3:50pm December 15th at Taag Gallery, located at 1041 Arthur St, Iowa City, IA. To be entered for the Drawing, bring 10 non-perishable holiday meal food items to be donated to the Crisis Center Food Bank, or a donation of $10. The value of the gift basket is nearly $1000 so don’t miss your chance to win! While here, come in and peruse the gallery to see other works of art from our artists.