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  • Details

  • 8/02/20
  • 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Museum/Exhibit
  • Community

Event Description

It’s that time again! 2x2xU 2020

This is the 17th year for this New Bohemia District Public Art Event!

ANYONE can participate. Past participants ages ranged from 3 years old to 85. Professional artists and first time artists welcome!

What is 2x2xU? 

2x2xU is the Annual Celebration of visual arts in Cedar Rapids. The NewBo District will become a giant gallery with works of art by YOU.

This year’s theme:


This year, because of the need for social distancing, the 2x2xU will be semi-virtual. 


- Make a piece of art that is your interpretation of this year’s theme.

- It can be created with any medium – paint, photography, multimedia, fabric, crayons…etc.

    - Make sure the dimensions are square. (12”x12” or 2’x2’)

- Send a picture of your creation to or text it to 319-431-2669 

- All entries will be printed 4 up on a 2 foot x 2 foot substrate for display

- Host businesses will have them in their front windows or on fences

- Maps will be available, by download, for a self-guided tour


Pictures are due to by Saturday, August  1, 2020


Boards will be on view starting Saturday, September 5, 2020

Channel your inner artist and be a part of this public art event!

Questions? call Anne at 319-431-2669

Participation in this event is FREE - but donations for printing is welcome.