The Ottumwa Area Arts Council is a nonprofit organization which has served Wapello County since 1974. The purpose of the council is to enhance an appreciation of the arts and humanities in the greater Ottumwa area. The council strives to serve all people in the Ottumwa area from youth through senior citizens, from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The board includes members from communities in Wapello County.​

Board Members
  • Chris Abigt, Treasurer

  • Holly Berg, President

  • Brad Covington

  • Cara Galloway, Secretary

  • Maggie Horan

  • Sarah Sels

  • Kelsy Westman

  • Fred Zesiger

Recent Projects
  • "Patchwork" Projection Art Installation--on display in Canteen Alley evenings beginning at 8:30pm, or view the work to the right

  • Ferber Sculpture Restoration Project--on display at the Bridge View Center

  • Wapello County Freedom Rock--on display at the Bridge View Center

  • Ottumwa Freedom Trail--throughout town at Veterans Memorials

  • Ottumwa Cemetery Civil War Sculpture--on display at the Ottumwa Cemetery 

Find out more about area cultural attractions and events by visiting