CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 12, 2001
Fall Thieves' Market runs Sept. 15-16
Paintings, ceramics, photography and other original
artwork will be on sale this weekend during the annual Fall Thieves' Market
in the University of Iowa's Iowa Memorial Union.
The market will run from 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
15, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 in the IMU's Main Lounge.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Each year hundreds of artists from across the Midwest
and beyond compete to exhibit and sell their work at the national renowned
Thieves' Market. This year, more than 70 artists will display their handiwork,
which includes woodworking, drawings, jewelry and other original creations.
One piece, called the "Patron Prize," will be selected
and given away Sunday afternoon. No purchase or fee is necessary to win the
The Thieves' Markets are coordinated and sponsored
by the University of Iowa Fine Arts Council, a non-profit organization dedicated
to promoting the arts at the UI.