To broaden horizons through the arts.

Pearson Lakes Art Center has…

and more. Whether you’re a weekend visitor to the Iowa Great Lakes Region or a long time resident, discover how you can experience all that your art center has to offer.

The variety of opportunities at the Pearson Lakes Art Center guarantees a place for you to enjoy, grow, learn and create. The Pearson Lakes Art Center houses six galleries, a performing arts theatre, an interactive gallery, classrooms, pottery room, library, events hall and gift shop. Plus, visiting the Pearson Lakes Art Center is FREE every day!

We welcome you to enjoy a live performance, explore world class art or take a class and create. It’s here and waiting just for you. Come and see why our members call the Pearson Lakes Art Center “simply the best!”

Visit us at 2201 Highway 71 North in Okoboji, Iowa. NO ENTRY FEE.



The Pearson Lakes Art Center is seeking a Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator

This is a part-time position up to 20 hours per week, with flexible hours between 10am and 4pm, Monday-Friday.  The ideal candidate will be creative with strong computer-based graphic design skills with the ability to prioritize tasks, and work well independently and with department heads.

Responsibilities include:

Assist in the design and execution of all marketing material including quarterly brochures, event specific press release, print and radio advertisements, fundraising material and general art center advertisements.

  • Assist in managing and updating the website.
  • Manage all social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Occasionally attend evening and/or weekend events as needed.
  • Administrative and fundraising tasks as needed.


  • Degree in graphic design or related field (equivalent work experience will be considered).
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, Microsoft Office and WordPress (will be expected to demonstrate skills).
  • Strong editing, proofreading and organizational skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.  Experience with writing press releases and advertisements preferred.
  • Experience with all forms of social media
  • Basic photography knowledge and the ability to use a DSLR camera

Please send resume to or to PLAC, PO Box 255, Okoboji, IA 51355.  Resume’s will be accepted until December 19th.



An exceptional leadership and career opportunity is open in Okoboji and the Iowa Great Lakes region.  The Board of Directors of the Pearson Lakes Art Center (PLAC) is seeking qualified candidates to be selected as its next executive director.

The Executive Director will provide leadership in developing, implementing and coordinating policies and programs to the meet the PLAC mission; oversee and manage daily operations, budget, fundraising, and staff;  and develop and strengthen donor and community relations and partnerships.

Qualified candidates include those with a business or arts management degree plus non-profit management experience including fundraising, grant-writing, marketing and public relations.  Demonstrated written and oral communications skills, supervisory, leadership, planning and organizational skills as well as knowledge of accounting principles and fiscal management are also required.  Desired qualifications include an MBA in arts management/museology and five or more years of non-profit management experience.

Those interested in the PLAC Executive Director opportunity should send a cover letter, resume, and four references via email to Kathy Evert The position will remain open until filled; it is expected to be filled in early 2015.

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The Pearson Lakes Art Center would not be in existence without the generosity of our supporters, please take a moment to thank our Corporate Partners. 

Gold Corporate Partners

Bank Midwest The Goodenow Foundation Signe Kim Lauridsen-Jones Northwest Bank Gold Corporate Partner
Silver Corporate Partners

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center Boulders' Inn & Suites Bridges Bay Okoboji - a Pearson Lakes Art Center Corporate Partner Doll Distributing - a Pearson Lakes Art Center Corporate Partner Diamond Vogel - a Pearson Lakes Art Center Corporate Partner Tom Fuhrman's Edward Jones Investments Dry Dock and Four Seasons - a Pearson Lakes Art Center Corporate PartnerGreat Lakes Insurance - a Pearson Lakes Art Center Corporate Partner Gene Krueger Construction Pearson Lakes Art Center Corporate Sponsor Hy-Vee Silver Coprorate Partner Kemna Cadillac Kum and Go - a Pearson lakes Art Center Corporate PartnerSilver Coprorate Partner KUOO Lakes Plumbing Heating and Cooling, Inc.

Lakes Regional Healthcare - a Pearson Lakes Art Center Corporate Partner

Liberty National Bank - Pearson Lakes Art Center Silver Corporate Partner Mediacom Keith M. Merrick Company, Inc. Motor Inn Auto Group - a Pearson Lakes Art Center Corporate Partner Northwest Wealth Management, LLC - a Pearson Lakes Art Center Corporate Partner Okoboji Tourism - a Pearson Lakes Art Center Corporate Partner Parks Marina Pearson Art Foundation Piccadilly Circus PizzaUnited Community Bank



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