Grist Mill
Fine Arts

Contact Us:
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phone -- 712-486-2216

Dashing Through the Snow

A hilarious romp written by writers from The Golden Girls tv series. Enjoy the laughs from the lobby of the Snowflake Inn B&B in Tinsel, Texas, where every day is Christmas.

Murder By The Book

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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!

Students, kindergarten through high school seniors, are invited to join us for Theater Camp 2021 on August 9 through 14 at the Grist Mill Theater in Macedonia!

In order to participate in the camp, students must be able to perform in the Saturday, August 14, morning performance.

Camp will run 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, August 9 – 13 and, thanks to generous donations from the Oakland Lions Club and other folks, the camp is free for all participants.

The best part? Camp performers get to perform on Sunday afternoon, August 22, as part of the Donia Day Weekend! We hope to see lots of rising stars!

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
  • Cathy Temeyer
  • Veva Larson
  • Richard Merkle
  • Barbara Goos
  • Rex and Marian Hoffman
  • Nancy Hering
  • Shirley Hartman
  • Suzann Duede
  • Linda Allensworth
  • Marilyn Mickey
  • Oakland Veterinary Clinic
  • Rebecca Caceres
  • Melinda McCready
  • Sponsors
  • Margot Young
  • Mark and Nancy Raney
  • Fred Henry
  • DeLaine and Neva Slump
  • Clarence and Jan Waddell
  • Dr. Charles and Carmella Pigneri
  • David and Ruth Murray
  • Nancy Easton
  • Terry and Glenna Pullen
  • Barbara McCowen
  • Benefactors
  • David and Carla Barber
  • B.C. and Stacia Thompson
  • Neil and Melia Clark
  • Kevin and Kathy Cope
  • Bruce and Ruby Bentley
  • Carol Forristall
  • Shelia Bentley
  • Judy Pleak
  • Ed and Eileen Adickes
  • Arla Johnson-Pickham
  • Wendell and Janell Hotze
  • Joan Scott
  • Scott and Sue Duhachek
  • Susan Wilhelm Stogdill
  • Lowell and Deb Forristall
  • Paul and Carol Jean Koch
  • Walt Keast
  • Josh and Callie Kallsen
  • Gary and Diane Forristall
  • Cathey Grosvenor
  • CB Skin Secrets
  • Sustainers
  • Robert and Gayle Strickland
  • Arbor Bank
  • Ray and Pam Clark
  • Breda Telephone
  • Russ and Phyllis Brandes
  • Susan Goos
  • Ron and Joy Young
  • Christi Hartsock
  • Gene and Cheri Sanny