This year, Black Earth Gallery is mentoring Holly Huston from Iowa BIG 
to show her how this public art event works. 
Holly attends Prairie High School and Iowa BIG and is part of school football and wrestling cheer. 
Outside of school she loves to snowboard, play piano, do yoga, and volunteer.

This is the 15th Year for this New Bohemia District Public Art Event.

2x2xU is an annual celebration of art in Cedar Rapids. The New Bohemia District will become a giant art gallery with works of art by you. The public is invited to purchase a 2’x2′ plywood board at the offical pick up locations, and let you imagination run wild, creating original works of art based on this year’s theme “My Animal.”

How to get involved:

Pick up your 2×2 board at the following locations starting March 1st (Adult $20, Minor Under 18 $10)

Large Groups need to call ahead and order.

Black Earth Gallery    1010 3rd St. suite 2    310-431-2669

CSPS Legion Arts   1103 3rd St SE    319-364-1580

The Modern Gallery   701 3rd St SE    319-366-7311


Competed Boards are Due before or after April 30th to Black Earth Gallery: 1010 3rd St SE suite 2

May – October 2018 Boards will be displayed in business windows, on outdoor fences and kiosks.

Maps will be available to pick up in the New Bohemia District for a self guided tour.