Art Walk

The Art Walk is Waverly, Iowa’s, annual juried fine arts and crafts show. It is held the first Saturday in May at Kohlmann Park along the beautiful Cedar River in downtown Waverly. This year marks its 16th anniversary, where artists from the tri-state area come to Kohlmann Park to sell their works of media ranging from: basketry, jewelry, pottery, photography, painting, and much more. Artists’ booths line the winding sidewalk with a perfect view of the Cedar River, making a stroll through the park a pleasant way to view and purchase the artists’ creations.  During the day, a panel of local art professionals take part in a jury process where all entries are eligible to receive awards and cash prizes. There is also live music, food vendors, kids art activities and much more! The event is open to the public and people of all ages are invited to enjoy the day surrounded by artistic creations! The event is co-sponsored by the Waverly Chamber of Commerce and the Waverly Leisure Services Department.  

Interested artists who would like to participate in the event should send contact information to or call Tiffany Schrage at the Waverly Chamber of Commerce at 319-352-4526. 

Waverly’s 16th Annual Art Walk
Saturday, May 1, 2021
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kohlmann Park, Downtown Waverly

After much consideration, it has been decided to go ahead with planning an in-person, outdoor show for Waverly's 2021 Art show! We will continue to monitor the COVID cases in our community and follow current guidelines. We are extrememly hopeful to offer an in-person event this year, but will be ready to pivot if needed.

A few differences this year:

  • There will be no indoor backup location in case of inclement weather.
  • A virtual component of the show will be on our Facebook for anyone who chooses not to attend in person and in the case of an in-person cancellation.
  • We are asking for the public's cooperation in using safe practices including: face coverings, social distancing and utilizing hand sanitizing stations available in the park. Please do not attend the show if you aren't feeling well.

Download an application. 2021 Art Walk Application 

Download a food vendor form

If you are interested in sponsoring the Waverly Art Walk, please send an email to

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