Youth Art Contest: January through May each year. Participants' works are on display with winners being announced & awarded at our Spring Lawn Party.
Spring Lawn Party: The Friday evening of Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the Villages Folk School's Spring Lawn Party. BBQ, Live Music, and Plein Air contest are held at the Riverside Park in downtown Keosauqua from 5 to 7pm. Bring your lawn chair and a frisbee and join the fun!
Bottomless Bowls: This annual soup supper is held the First Friday in November from 5 to 7pm at the Stonehouse in Bentonsport. Handmade bowls are available for a donation and eat as much soup as you can! Disposable bowls are also available for a good will offering.
To find out more about other community happenings in the area please visit the Villages of Van Buren website.
Join others as they gather in the Villages of Van Buren to learn from the resident artisans in their personal studios. Spend a weekend plein air painting along the Des Moines River, or step back in time as you throw bowls in a Pottery Shop. The inspiring and relaxing atmosphere of scenic Van Buren County, Iowa is, and will continue to be, a haven for creative beings.