Visual Arts

Your next masterpiece could be featured in the Indian Hills Art Gallery next to some of the best art in Southwestern Iowa!

Indian Hills Community College offers a number of opportunities both to enjoy art and to create it.

Performing and Visual Arts Calendar

Indian Hills Art Gallery

The Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery on the Ottumwa Campus continually houses some of the finest art in southeast Iowa. The gallery hosts national traveling exhibits, as well as works created by local artists, including Indian Hills Community College faculty and students, and Ottumwa High School students.

Opened in 1985 and located in the Library building, the Art Gallery schedules seven to eight exhibitions a year. Exhibits feature artwork from noted regional and national artists, as well as student art.

Indian Hills Community College also has extensive collections of artwork that have been acquired or gifted to the college. Read more about the collections


Art Tours

The Indian Hills Fine Arts Department sponsors tours to Chicago and Kansas City twice a year. Tour participants visit major art museums or sites of aesthetic interest. Every trip also includes additional options, such as earning college credit, taking part in walking tours, and participating in sketching trips. Often, there are also opportunities for a portion of the group to accompany a member of the drama faculty to view a performance at an area theater. There is always free time for shopping and sight-seeing.

Soup for the Arts

The Soup for the Arts is a Scholarship Dinner Event which will help raise money for Indian Hills Community College students! Each participant will receive a bowl, along with all-they-can-eat soup from local restaurants, as well as rolls, dessert, and drink.

Visit the Soup for the Arts Page


Faculty Contacts

fritz_profileLisa M. Fritz, Professor, Art
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5111, ext. 1816 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1816
Email: [email protected] 



mcwhorter_profileAlexis Clements, Instructor, Art
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5111, ext. 1825 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1825
Email: [email protected] 



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