J.W. Fisher and his wife Dorothy had a vision for our community, and in 1958 that vision became the Fisher Community Center. After many fruitful years as a community icon, our beloved community center was devastated by the derecho of 2020. A new group of visionaries and community leaders committed to carrying on Bill and Dorothy’s legacy. Understanding the importance of this building and the art collection that it houses, our first donors graciously stepped in to get the restoration of the art and renovation of the building underway. Today the Marshalltown Arts & Civic Center and the Fisher Art Collection are once again on display and the Martha-Ellen Tye Playhouse is next to be renovated.
The Marshalltown Arts & Civic Center will enrich the lives of all visitors and engage the community—by showcasing the Fisher Art Collection in a thoughtfully renovated space that honors the building’s history and the Fisher legacy—as well as instill new community pride in Marshalltown and its resilience.
Marshalltown Arts & Civic Center Hours:
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday and on Major Holidays
Tour Groups or Field Trips can be accommodated on closed days.
Admission to the Marshalltown Arts & Civic Center including the Fisher Art Museum is free although we appreciate donations to help sustain us. Please consider supporting us.