New Art Club of Marion, Iowa
The New Art Club of Marion, Iowa was organized in 1935. The club had four charter members whose ranks quickly grew totwelve. The women intended to meet to work on projects of needlework and hand-crafts. The name of the club was undecided when a member phoned the local paper to announce that the new art club had been formed. When an item appeared in the paper about the"New Art" club the name stuck. The group met monthly mainly as a social club. In 1974, with dwindling membership and the increasing age of its members, the group disbanded.