Thursday, October 02, 2014


Fairfield, Iowa: Even National Public Radio Takes Notice!
A Mural from Downtown Fairfield The Sustainable Living Department at Maharishi University of Management is located in Fairfield, IA, which has such a thriving arts and cultural scene even National Public Radio has taken notice!  "This summer, NPR's Destination Art series went off the beaten path to visit small to mid-sized North American cities that have cultivated lively arts scenes. We asked you, our NPR audience, to tell us about your favorite art towns. Several visitors and residents wrote in to recommend Fairfield, Iowa.

From art galleries to street corner music, Fairfield has it all. With a variety of places and events to find inspiration and showcase talents and creativity both on and off campus, it can be hard to decide between all the options.  For just a brief sampling of these choices, tonight is First Friday Artwalk - the theme is Harvestfest and there will be hay and pony rides, a vintage tractor exhibit, live music all evening, and art galleries and exhibits all around the town square.  Every Saturday morning is the Farmers Market , a perfect opportunity to shop for local, fresh groceries, listen to music, and catch up with friends.  Saturday night The Pines will play at Cafe Paradiso at 8pm; I've seen these guys and will be going back - they're that good.  Sunday is the Farm Crawl, an opportunity to visit local food producers in Jefferson, Keokuk, and Washington counties.  If you've noticed that there are a lot of food centered activities in this selection - what can I say, I love to eat!

It's worth your while to visit Fairfield for a full weekend, or longer, to get the full flavor of the city.  If you're a prospective student I highly recommend signing up for a Visitors Weekend , there's one coming up October 5-8, so you'll be here for our Octoberfest Art Walk!    


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