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Ames Community Arts Council Hosts 2019 Arts Awards Celebration April 28

The Ames Community Arts Council will host its annual Arts Awards Celebration on Sunday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Octagon Center for the Arts [427 Douglas Ave., Ames]. The public is invited to join...

Naturescapes coming to the Octagon

Naturescapes at the Octagon; Art by Pratik Ray, Mike Leinhauser and Gary Hoard. Going on right now, the Octagon Center for the Arts is hosting a new exhibit that features the works of three artists: P...

ACVB director announces upcoming retirement

AMES, IOWA – Long-time President and CEO of the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Julie Weeks has announced her retirement effective May 31, 2019. A nationwide search for a new leader for the or...

ACVB kicks off 2019 with new staff, board members, opportunities

AMES, IOWA – In a season of resolution and initiative, The Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau has started 2019 with a lot of new additions and energy to help drive the organization into the future....

Thanksgiving in Ames

Trading in the hustle and bustle of road trips or airports for a Thanksgiving in home sweet Ames? Enjoy the holiday with family and friends while leaving the kitchen clean-up to someone else! We’...

David Rehbein, Past National Commander of the American Legion to Speak at Ames Veterans Day Program

The Ames Patriotic Council invites everyone in the Ames and Story County area to honor America’s veterans by attending the annual Veterans Day program on Sunday, November 11, at 1:30 p.m. The event ...

Call for Presenters: Business of Art Conference

The Octagon Center for the Arts and the Ames Community Arts Council are proud to present the inaugural Business of Art Conference. Conference organizers are seeking art professionals, teachers, and en...

Benefits of RAGBRAI keep rolling in

Benefits of RAGBRAI still rolling in AMES, IOWA – 25,000 cyclists rode in and out of Ames almost three months ago, but the dividends keep paying off for the community. RAGBRAI – The Register...