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Annual Home Brew Contest

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Come for an evening celebrating our area’s beer brewers, accompanied by a tasty selection of soft jazz fills the air with Connor Jones. We invite you to submit your own homebrew for our mystery beer tasting, or offer your tasting talents in judging the local suds.

Homebrewers should contact ArtHaus at 563-382-5440 or email us at to enter their craft libations. There is no cost to enter your brews. We’re asking brews be delivered between 10am and 4pm on Thursday, July 9 or between 10am and 6:30pm on Friday. The earlier the better though so we can get things on ice!!

Summer Art Fair

Art Fair

ArtHaus is lucky to have made its home in an area that values and inspires a thriving community of artists. Stop and shop at our annual Summer Art Fair during Nordic Fest inside ArtHaus and ArtHaus Studio for a spectacular array of what the local talent has to offer.

Choose from one-of-a-kind jewelry, prints, ceramics, photography, basketry, furniture, glasswork, and more! Participating artists include: Vicki Berland, Joe Finch, Joyce Meyer, Karen Misseldine, John Kjome, Jordan Kjome, Jeanine Scheffert, Kimberly Bosworth and Driftward Press.

During Nordic Fest: Arts Activity Tent

Face painting

Infuse your Nordic Fest will some extra creativity under the tent in front of ArtHaus at 508 West Water Street. Face painting, Nisse mask making, chalk the walk, and more will be offered for children young and old to enjoy! And best part, it is all free — although donations to ArtHaus are always welcome!

Interested in volunteering to lend a helping hand to the activity tent? Adults and youth 16+ are encouraged to signup to paint faces or help with other activities. The shifts are short so you’ll have plenty of time to dance and twirl your way to the all that Nordic Fest has to offer. Click here to signup now!


On display August 7 - September 25, Special reception on August 7.: Dutcher Family Art Show

As the old saying goes, the family that makes art together, stays together. Wait, what? Although this might not be an adage we often hear, it is proven that engaging in creative activities can strengthen bonds and promote open channels of communication. The Dutcher family show includes works by John Cline Elementary art teacher Erik Dutcher along with those by Erik’s mom, sister, and uncle and opens with a public reception for the artists on the First Friday in August.

The show remains on display through the end of September and can be viewed during ArtHaus’ regular hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – 2pm.

In Concert: Katie Dahl & Rich Higdon

Katie Dahl

This Wisconsin Door County duo entertained and enthralled audiences with their unique sound and lively banter for an ArtHaus benefit concert this past January. We’re bringing them back to take the stage in the courtyard adjacent to ArtHaus Studio, expanding our seating and bringing their sound outdoors to fill the late summer air.

In case of inclement weather, Katie and Rich will perform inside ArtHaus proper at 508 W Water St. Advance tickets will be available at ArtHaus or the Oneota Community Coop. Tickets can also be purchased the night of.

In Concert: Lehto & Wright


With with music that challenges the boundaries of the traditional folk genre, the Celtic-American, folk-rock band Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the Irish, English and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto & Wright have taken a fresh approach to the world of folk and folk rock. Crowds will recognize musician John Wright, one of the four members of Decorah favorite, Galatic Cowboy Orchestra.

In case of inclement weather, Lehto & Wright will perform inside ArtHaus proper at 508 W Water St. Advance tickets will be available at ArtHaus or the Oneota Community Coop. Tickets can also be purchased the night of.