Why We Create Here

Why our residents call
Iowa's Creative Corridor home.

Dollup Beauty

Organizing cosmetics:
Created in the Corridor.

Imam Hassan Selim

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Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids.

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seven-county map of Iowa's Creative Corridor

Our seven-county region is the proud home of a half million people who create in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington.

Our mission is to connect, celebrate and support all those who dream big, push boundaries, and create here to become an ever-thriving region, with residents building innovative organizations, participating in vibrant communities by unleashing the talent in our people, connecting them across generations, sectors, geographies and silos, and to inspire everyone with the stories of game-changing ideas and inventions created HERE.

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African American Museum

New Traveling Exhibition Tells a Story of Liberty and the American Experience – Grand Opening this Friday, June 26, 2015, from 6:00-8:00pm

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Photo: Emancipation Day, Richmond, Virginia, 1905, Image courtesy of Library of Congress.   (Cedar Rapids, IA) – The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) is excited to announce that is has been selected…


Make Music Day comes to Cedar Rapids June 21

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On Sunday, June 21, the first day of summer, the city of Cedar Rapids will be filled with live music, as Legion Arts coordinates the first annual MAKE MUSIC DAY…

Iowas Creative Corridor

Iowa’s Creative Corridor Unveils New Interactive Website

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Creativecorridor.co touts one source for regional news and events Creativecorridor.co, the online information hub for east central Iowa, has recently expanded to showcase a wider array of people, places and…


The Koepke Brothers

June 12, 2015

Dollup Beauty

Dollup Beauty

June 3, 2015



May 13, 2015

The Surf Zombies

The Surf Zombies

May 6, 2015

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"Iowa's Creative Corridor brings together the half a million people who live in our seven county area to focus on working together, celebrating our successes and empowering people to Create HERE."

− John Lohman, Corridor Business Journal

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Iowa’s Creative Corridor

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Cedar Rapids night skyline photo featured in our “Why We Create Here” slide courtesy of Ben Kaplan.
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