Arts & Culture

Mt. Pleasant Main Street Art Center

The Mt. Pleasant Main Street Art Center started in October of 2021. We are a community art center dedicated to cultivating, encouraging and promoting its members’ artistic expression through abstract, conceptual and representational art. Mt. Pleasant Main Street Art Center affirms the shared experience of art between the artist and the community. While also providing art education to students of all ages, races and ethnicities.

We are conveniently located downtown at 106 South Main Street right across from the town square, and the beautiful Edd King Fountain. We have a wonderful gallery, an artist market, and we offer work shops. We look forward to meeting you during your visit to Mount Pleasant Iowa.

Mount Pleasant Arts IMPACT

Mount Pleasant Arts IMPACT is a non-profit organization established to support local arts and artists. IMPACT stands for, “Impacting Mount Pleasant Arts & Culture Together.” Acknowledging that arts and culture are fundamental enhancements to our community’s quality of life.

Mt. Pleasant Community Theater

Established in 1969, the theater group provides performance experiences for audiences, actors, and production personnel. The association has performed a wide variety of productions including The Sound of Music, The King and I, Beauty and the Beast, and many other dramas and children’s plays to wide community acclaim.

Heatilator Performing Arts Center

The newly renovated Heatilator Performing Arts Center offers a 350-seat auditorium with an art deco theme. A variety of performances are scheduled at the Civic Center each year including movie nights, children’s plays, concerts, and professional performances.

Mount Pleasant Public Library

The Mount Pleasant Public Library satisfies literary needs with a collection of more than 52,000 items. Housed in the newly renovated Library and Civic Center, the library offers 19,000 square feet of space complete with state of the art technology and dedicated children’s and genealogy research areas. Summer reading programs for children, a story hour for preschoolers, and a range of adult programming are also offered.

Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra

For more than 60 years, the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra has provided the citizens of Burlington, Ottumwa, Mount Pleasant, and their surrounding communities with the opportunity to understand and experience classical music through rural outreach, educational opportunities, and quality musical performances. The Symphony offers concerts that are engaging and fulfilling for new listeners and seasoned veterans alike. In addition, the symphony offers free concerts and other educational outreach initiatives in communities throughout Southeast Iowa.