August 2016 Nature Connects® Artist’s Challenge

Friday, August 26 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. on display
Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. winners announced & labeled
Sunday, August 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on display

This event will showcase the work of local artists using LEGO® bricks, displaying pieces of their own design to interpret the theme, “The House that Nature Built.”

Entries must be submitted by digital image between Wednesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 24 and delivered to the Gardens for display by 10:00 a.m. August 26th.

Judges will select winning entries in 4 different age levels based on color, creativity, and connection to nature, and present awards on Saturday, August 27, at 10:00 a.m.  Pieces must be removed between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 28.

Submit images with name and age to No preregistration required. Included with the price of admission. Admission is free for members and Iowa State University students. For admission, the general public pays $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.