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2015 Emerging Artist Exhibition Best of Show: Up Next

Up Next: Katie by Anna Carlson, Bethel University

Since graduating from Bethel University, 2015 Emerging Artist Best of Show winner, Anna Carlson, has been continuing her art practice and running an art cafe gallery space in Budapest, Hungary. Her newest works explore the role of media literacy and the abstraction of portraiture, and will grace the walls of ArtHaus through November.

2016 IAC Fellows at ArtHaus: Meet the Artist


“Meet the Artist” is a series of talks and events across Iowa featuring the 2016 Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellows. The series seeks to connect artists to new communities and audiences, facilitating the exchange of ideas and networks across the state. The one-hour artist talk at ArtHaus features 2016 Iowa Arts Council Fellows Stephanie Brunia, Brent Holland, Jennifer Knox, Akwi Nji, and Yun Shin followed by a casual reception for all.

For Scarves in the Park: School’s Out, Knit In


First graders on up are invited to join us for a day of knitting and doing good. We’ll have tons of yarn, lots of needles, patient instructors, and snacks to bring new and experienced knitters together to create scarves for this year’s “Scarves in the Park”, a community project that provides free scarves, mittens, and hats to those in need. No experience needed, but if you have knitting needles at home we encourage you to bring yours along.

Poetry Slam


An ArtHaus Poetry Slam is a not-to-be-missed Decorah event, welcoming anyone to perform.  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 click here to signup online to perform. Recommended for adults, ages 16 and up.

Ongoing Lecture Series: Arts Off-Campus

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Building on the popularity of our Spring series of lectures by Luther College faculty members, we invite you to take part in another series this Fall. Our speakers are yet to be determined, but we promise they will be dynamic and thought-provoking as they present their research and ideas to the community in the cozy setting of ArtHaus. Look for specific presenters and lecture topics posted on our website as scheduled.

Holiday Art Fair


Shop our annual holiday art fair and give the gift of handmade this year! Jewelry, pottery, baskets, fiber work, photography and more from talented local artists will be available for purchase in both ArtHaus and ArtHaus Studio. Delight in buying unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that will have the receiver grinning ear to ear and our community of local artists thanking you for your support, while keeping resources circulating locally.

Holiday Art Fair artists will include: Vicki Berland, Bonnie Koloc, Emily Larson, Joyce Meyer, Karen Misseldine, Jenni & Eric Petersen-Brant, and Jeanine Scheffert