who we are

The Clear Lake Arts Center is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt arts organization in Clear Lake, Iowa serving North Central Iowa through a variety of programming in the visual, performing, and literary arts.

Located in beautiful downtown Clear Lake, Iowa, the Arts Center houses art galleries, a gift shop with the work of local and regional artists, studios for adult and youth art classes, a performing arts wing, and the Sukup Lakeside Courtyard – featuring multiple new sculptures yearly for all to enjoy.

our mission and more


We ignite the creative spirit by engaging the diverse community we serve and our regional audience by providing opportunities and inspiration through the visual, performing, and literary arts.


We will make the Clear Lake Arts Center a dynamic and vibrant hub to promote and preserve creativity as part of every human’s daily life.


Community: We welcome and engage all members of our diverse community by seeking your input, listening with respect, and offering a variety of activities.

Inclusion: We invite everyone to bring their creativity and uniqueness to the table. We encourage curiosity, considering other perspectives, and working together.

Wholeheartedness: We care about what we do and the community we serve. We are compassionate, kind, sincere, respectful, and dedicated to lifting each other up.

our history

    our team


    Julie Primozich, Executive Director
    Deb Mitchell, Administration Manager


    Diane Ostendorf, President
    Mike Sogard, Treasurer
    Kathy Ingram
    Jim Kerns
    Tom Dakin
    Jan Price

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