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On view February 6 - March 27, Special reception on February 6: Two Iowa Kids: Works by Jeremy Marlow

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Artist Jeremy Marlow will fill the space of ArtHaus with his painted portraits that capture light and color in an awe-inspiring manner. A graduate of the University of Iowa and long-time educator, Marlow now lives and creates on the outskirts of Decorah. ArtHaus is thrilled to present this work during the Taste of Winneshiek County (TWC) event; more info on TWC available at

Presented by the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center: Empty Bowls Community Glaze-a-thon

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Bring the whole family to be a part of decorating bowls at ArtHaus and The Clay Studio for Empty Bowls, an event brought to you by the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center that will raise funds to be distributed to local assistance programs in line with food justice. The big Empty Bowls event will be held on April 19, 2015; visit for location and times.

In collaboration with Relay for Life: Paint-Your-Story

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Help ArtHaus help the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Winneshiek County raise funds and awareness by painting the story of how cancer has touched your life on a 6”x 6” canvas panel. If you’re currently undergoing cancer treatment, a survivor, someone you care about has had cancer, or you simply feel strongly about finding a cure please join us as all are welcome to attend. The panels will be collected and displayed during the Relay for Life event on June 6 at the Decorah Public High School. All materials provided; no painting experience needed.

Please RSVP today to reserve your spot and a canvas panel. Have a Relay for Life team that wants to schedule a private panel painting session? Contact ArtHaus today at 563-382-5440 or via email!

On view April 3 - May 29, Special reception April 3: Emerging Artist Exhibition

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Join us for a celebration of emerging artistic talent in the Driftless Region. We are pleased to unveil the best of the best artworks created by emerging artists (ages 18-25) who submitted works for consideration. Information about how Driftless area artists, ages 18-25, can apply for this exhibition can be found on the Emerging Artists’ Exhibition page on our website or download the application form for more details.

Poetry Slam


The ArtHaus Poetry Slam is a not-to-be-missed Decorah event, welcoming anyone to participate.  Emceed by local celebrities, spotlighting a select featured artist, and welcoming all to participate in the non-competitive “Original Voices,” (3 minutes or less of your own poetry) or the “Slam” (a good-natured competition complete with prizes and Applause-o-Meter), ArtHaus Poetry Slams are not-to-be-missed, likely-to-sell-out Decorah events. Call ArtHaus at 563-382-5440 or sign up here to perform. Recommended for adults, ages 16 and up.

Annual Art Gala & Fundraiser

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With live music by Bread and Butter String Band, a sampler of ArtHaus student artwork, along with silent and live auctions of fantastic artwork and arts experiences donated by local and regional talent, we’re looking forward to having you join us for a wonderful evening to support your local, non-profit arts center! Jeni Grouws of KDEC will emcee the evening as we support your local non-profit arts center and the work it does to inspire creativity, imagination, wonder, dreaming, learning, discovery, joy, and build community throughout Winneshiek County.

Advance tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. Our evening at the Hotel Winneshiek will include a delicious selection of tapas and treats with a cash bar. Guests will mingle with donating artists and have the chance to bid on and take home beautiful artworks, arts experiences, and recreation opportunities.

Thank you to our growing list of sponsors that currently include:

Artist Sponsors – Modish, KD Rae Jewelry Studio

Media Sponsors – Inspire(d) Media, KDEC Radio

Upstart Crow Theatreworks presents: Much Ado About Nothing


One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, set in a prosperous Italian villa, sparkles with the blossom of new love, and the famous battle of wits between Beatrice and Benedick. Though a shadow is cast by the machinations of jealous Don John, all wrongs are righted and happiness wins the day in this 90 minute production performed by the young actors (age 14-18) of Upstart Crow Theatreworks.