Grist Mill
Fine Arts

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phone -- 712-486-2216

Happily Ever Before

There's lots of energy going into the next show! Kids and adults are onstage with another spoof at fairy tales.

Call 712-486-2216 for your reservations. Check the website at to check out the seating availability. See you at the show!

UPDATE ABOUT THEATER CAMP -- We will be taking a break this year from holding a Theater Camp for 2024. All the more reason to see "Happily Ever Before" next weekend!! Stay tuned for next year and for our show this fall!


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40+ Years of Performances

Grist Mill Fine Arts Council was formed in 1977 to provide a means to bring the arts to southwest Iowa. In 1979 the Arts Council moved into the former site of the John Deere dealership owned by the McCready Family.

One of a Kind

Inside the theater you'll find all sorts of farm memorabilia contributing to the ambiance and small town feel, though you won't think it's a small town performance.

Top Notch Performances

With the help of the community and local actors with some real chops, Grist Mill Fine Arts is home to multiple amazing shows each year. Our goal is to bring the quality of big venues home.


Grist Mill is pleased to award 2 to 3 scholarships in the amount of $350.00 each year. Applications are due by April 1st. The scholarship money will be disbursed upon receipt of a copy of the first semester grades of the selected recipients. Scholarship winner(s) will be announced at Class Night or another appropriate venue. You may download the application at the bottom of the page. The provided links are in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word. Once completed, please either submit application to the school counselor or email to

Theater Camp!


Got a Question?

Each year the Grist Mill Fine Arts Council board members get together to discuss the next year's activities and shows. While we try to make the best lineup possible, we just know there are ideas and talented actors/singers we haven't seen and heard.
Here's your chance! Whether you have an idea for a show or you'd like to be IN the show, fill out the form to let us know all about it!

Grist Mill Friends

  • Patrons
  • Rex & Marian Hoffman
  • Nancy Hering
  • Oakland Vet Clinic
  • Larry & Judie Danker
  • Pat Meek
  • Arla Johnson-Pickham
  • Suzann Duede
  • Sponsors
  • Fred Henry
  • Marianne Pilling
  • David & Ruth Murray
  • Margot Young
  • Carmella Pigneri
  • Benefactors
  • Kevin & Kathy Cope
  • Barb McCowen
  • Melinda McCready
  • Mark & Nancy Raney
  • Neil & Melia Clark
  • Bentley East
  • Callie Kallsen
  • Bruce & Ruby Bentley
  • Paul & Carol Jean Koch
  • Vince & Claudia Baker
  • Sue & Scott Duhachek
  • Craig & Linda Allensworth
  • Veva Larson
  • Greg & Rhonda Edwards
  • Christy & Eric Baker
  • Robbie & Dave Zach
  • Eileen Adickes
  • Walt Keast
  • Clarence Waddell
  • Gary & Diane Forristall
  • Cathey Grosvenor
  • Sustainers
  • Corey & Annie Vorthmann
  • Charles & Judy Pleak
  • Russ Brandes
  • Robert & Gayle Strickland
  • Dave & Carla Barber
  • Nick & Gina Kroon
  • Suzanne Gorhau
  • Gene & Cheri Sanny
  • Ray & Pam Clark
  • Lowell & Deb Forristall
  • Christi Hartsock
  • Wendell & Janell Hotze
  • Arbor Bank