Arts & Culture
orange city arts council
The Orange City Arts Council brings artists to schools, showcases local talent, and sponsors great performers from across the country and around the world some of which include De Lofstem Fanfare Band from the Netherlands, Synchronicity of NYC, Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Peter Fletcher, Open Hands of LA, The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and The Boston Brass. Especially for children are art classes through the year, plus acting opportunities with Missoula Children’s Theatre. The Orange City Arts Council collaborates with Northwestern College, The SchoolHouse Company, schools and libraries to bring the arts to the Orange City area.
beyond onstage series
The 2013-14 school year has begun… and the Orange City Arts Council is excited to showcase the Beyond Onstage series which include Ames Children’s Choirs (Oct 26), Le Vent du Nord (Nov 16), Second City Improv All-Stars (Feb 13), Baladino (Mar 28), and Cashore Marionettes (Apr 8). Two of these groups, Le Vent du Nord and Baladino, will be here because Orange City was chosen as the one community in Iowa to receive an Arts Midwest World Fest award for 2013-2015. Also selected were eight other towns in eight other Midwest states. The concerts will be held at Unity Christian Knight Center and Northwestern College Christ Chapel. Season passes are available for $45 (adults), $30 (students) or individual tickets for $10 (adults), $7 (students). Children 5 and under are free.
onstage orange city
Summertime 2013 brought the fourth year of Onstage Orange City–performances in Windmill Park each Wednesday night such as Festival Latino, Orange City Area Community Band, Orange City’s Got Talent, Terry Evans, Steve Russell & Kobi Shaw, Malek’s Fishermen Band, Funk Trek, Co’Motion Dance Theatre, Riverblenders Chorus, Schoolhouse Company, and more. Join us in 2014 for another summertime of exciting performances…see you in the park!
orangerind film festival
Award-winning filmmaker and Orange City Arts Council board member, Mark Volkers, leads the 2013 OrangeRind Film Festival held September 7 – November 7. In its third year, participants work through the essential questions of documentary filmmaking, learning the nuts & bolts of doc films. Cash prizes.
Summer Suites is an annual celebration of flowering gardens, is a “progressive concert” featuring captivating music and theatre plus irresistible sweets.
A Community Dance Experience provides the opportunity for community members and college students to work together – choreographing, dancing, and presenting a show.
the artists’ showcase
Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition features regional artists’ work in a juried exhibit.
northwestern college performing arts
Orange City is home to one of the best small college theatre programs in the country. The students and professors regularly win acting, directing and stagecraft awards for productions of classic, contemporary and original plays. The Northwestern College theatre season includes three to four faculty-directed shows and an annual Children’s Theatre production as well as a World Premiere Festival of student-scripted plays and RUSH dance exhibition.
tulip festival night show
Each year a musical production is chosen and performed during Orange City’s annual Tulip Festival. The show performs four times during the festival—Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights—to the delight of visitors and community members alike. The annual production produced, directed, cast, and supported by volunteers.
For more information on tickets visit octulipfestival.com or call 712-707-4510.