Iowa City is home to lots to do including unique stores such as Glassando. Glassando is only one of over 70 locally owned shops in the Iowa City Downtown District which includes the Downtown and Northside neighborhoods. Downtown Iowa City is also a hub for women owned businesses!
Visit downtown Iowa City for great shopping, fun events, and cultural destinations.
Shopping in downtown Iowa City is a great chance to experience unique shops. Local shops offer choices not available in larger stores. At Glassando, we work hard to showcase smaller jewelry makers who are often local. Glassando also participates in the Iowa City Gallery Walk, which allows our jewelry store to showcase local artists though-out the year sometimes in jewelry but often in other mediums such as photography, pottery, wood-work, or painting.
Downtown Iowa City is also home to many fun events. Some events are smaller such as the Friday Night Concert series which includes local musicians playing on the Ped Mall each Friday during the summer. The Friday Night Concert series is a great chance to eat at a local restaurant and listen to music. Many fun Iowa City events happen in downtown Iowa City stores including the Iowa City Gallery Walk and Downtown Iowa City Shop Crawls. These events are a great chance to have a fun time while shopping at local businesses. Shopping at local businesses helps ensure that the Iowa City community retains these businesses and ultimately the city’s unique character and sense of community. Larger events held in downtown Iowa City include the Iowa Arts Fest, The Iowa City Jazz Festival, Soul & Blues Fest, and the Iowa City Book Festival. These events can be fun times to visit Iowa City from surrounding areas.
Downtown Iowa City, is also home to attractions including the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, the Englert Theatre, and the art house movie theater FilmScene. Downtown Iowa City also has many murals to see!
When coming to downtown Iowa City, be sure to visit our jewelry store Glassando but also plan on enjoying a true hub for unique stores and restaurants. Coming for an event or planning on visiting a cultural attraction while downtown will be time while spent!