Mission: Build community by bringing people together in the Iowa City area to experience, learn about and enjoy the arts.
The guiding principle of Summer of the Arts is that arts are not a luxury - the arts enhance the quality of life and social and economic impact of our community. Summer of the Arts is committed to presenting diverse and quality programming that is family-friendly. SotA provides the opportunity to showcase local talent, as well as bring national performers and arts to the area.
Summer of the Arts is a nonprofit umbrella organization that produces six primary festivals:
- Iowa Arts Festival
- Iowa City Jazz Festival
- Friday Night Concert Series
- Free Movie Series
- Sand in the City
- Saturday Night Concert Series
In addition, SotA also collaborates with numerous organizations to provide year-round arts and cultural programming.