Owner Tim Stolba has taken a childhood hobby and years of performance experience to fulfill his lifetime wish to open his own magic shop and keep the magic art alive. The Iowa Magic Shop opened in 2016 to what was originally intended to be a performance practice space for Tim.
Magic is more accessible now than any time in history. There are a number of TV shows and internet websites that showcase magicians. Noticing this rekindled interest in magic, Tim decided what was missing was a brick and mortar store in Iowa. A key part of learning magic is having a mentor, which fuels the creative process.
Whether a person is a hobbyist, amateur or professional entertainer, the Iowa Magic Shop can provide them with the tools needed to create magic. This includes classic stage magic, close-up, street magic (busking), danger magic, mentalism, cardistry, and metaphysical teachings. They also have many other novelties and gifts for the jokester in the family and a large variety of unique playing cards for collectors and game enthusiasts. The Iowa Magic Ship offers private lessons, group sessions to share ideas and lecture events by accomplished entertainers.