Led by local promoter Brent Stockton, a dedicated group of volunteers have invested time and energy into creating a non-profit center that magically blends visual art with performing art in an open and inviting atmosphere. Appropriately named "Vangarde Arts", this group is leading the way and exploring new boundaries for the arts, adding to the already growing cultural district in downtown Sioux City. The gallery lounge and intimate listening room create a wonderful space for patrons to enjoy the social and educational value of original art forms.
Vangarde Arts has played host to legendary musicians like Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Primer, Johnnie Winter (may he rest in peace), James McMurtry, David Lindley and world renowned Jazz singer/pianist/composer, Patricia Barber! Rising young stars such as Valerie June, Eric Steckel and the Black Lillies and Sioux City's own Profane Saints, Ghostcat and Buddha Cheese Band have amazed our growing base of music lovers!
Vangarde Arts is proud to have shown the artwork of many amazing veteran artists as well as emerging artists in its gallery! From the beautiful Batik works of Stephen Haas to the strangely interesting mixed media of Jodi Whitlock to the raw work of a student show... critics have been impressed and others have been inspired!
We invite you to experience Vangarde Arts. Whether it's an opening reception for a fingerpaint artist or a live performance by a British Reggae band... your visit will be memorable and you'll leave with a smile and a new look at life!
C'MON... START LIVING ARTFULLY!