Ethnic Arts Festival: Luther College Diversity Center sponsors community event

The Ethnic Arts Festival will once again celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultures represented in the Luther community Saturday, March 1, on the Luther College campus.

The festival begins with a Country Fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Williams Lounge and Oneota Market spaces of the Dahl Centennial Union. Children can tour the world with their own "passport," getting it stamped when they visit displays that students made to provide information about their home countries.

From 4:30-6:30 p.m., there is an opportunity to sample street foods from around the world, at the Ethnic Cuisine event, located in the Peace Dining Room in the Dahl Centennial Union.

The festival closes with entertainment in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall at 7 p.m.

The Country Fair and entertainment are open to the public with no charge for admission. The Ethnic Cuisine event requires a ticket. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $3 for children ages five to ten. Tickets may be purchased online at or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or [email protected], open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Ethnic Arts Festival is a celebration of cultures from around the world. More than 40 countries will be represented with displays made by our international students, students who study abroad and students celebrating their heritage(s). The festival is designed as an educational and entertaining activity for families with children, as well as a celebration of culture for students.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,500, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the bachelor of arts degree in 60 majors and preprofessional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website:

Ethnic Arts Festival