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Welcome to the
Waterloo Center for the Arts

Gallery Hours

Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00AM – 5:00PM & Sunday | 1:00 – 4:00PM

Admission for all WCA galleries is free

In the Galleries

The Center collects Midwest Art, American Decorative Arts and International Folk Art, including a significant collection of Mexican Folk Art and the worlds’ largest public collection of Haitian Art. Selections from our collection are always on display in one or several of our galleries at any given time. We also feature changing exhibits in five separate galleries throughout the building.

Upcoming Events

  • Cinema on the Cedar: Men in Black
    Cinema on the Cedar: Men in Black
    Fri, Jul 26
    Jul 26, 2024, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
    Waterloo, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
    Waterloo, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA
    Grab your snacks and join us for an epic movie night at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre for MEN IN BLACK! Friday, July 26 | Gates open at 8pm, movie starts at 9pm or sunset | FREE ADMISSION Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase

Upcoming Events

Culture creates vibrancy for us individually and collectively. It gives our community a unique perspective and understanding of the world. It inspires all of us to get connected, be involved, pursue interests, discover the radical and the beautiful, and stretches our capacity to be transformed. Through our diverse, local culture, we come together, we share stories and moments, we create a fun, welcoming and supportive atmosphere found only in the

Waterloo community.

Join us for our many inclusive events for all.

Visit the Phelps Youth Pavilion

Children's Museum Hours


Tuesday - Saturday | 10:00AM - 4:00PM & Sunday | 1:00 - 5:00PM



$5 per person or $2 with the presentation of a valid EBT card for up to 4 people

Members are free

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