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New Works by Dave Hart: Depth


Artist Dave Hart grew up in Decorah and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in art education. Now a high school art teacher, raising his family with his wife Erin in New Brighton, Minnesota, Hart has created a new series of mixed media pieces which integrate abstract spaces with 3-dimensional forms which invite the viewer to physically interact with his work. While you explore Hart’s work, enjoy wine tasting compliments of the Oneota Community Coop. Exhibition runs through Wednesday, November 26.

Water Street Music Series presents: Chet Baker: In a Blue Room


A vivid evening of words, movement, and music, inspired by jazz trumpet master, Chet Baker. West Coast jazz of the 1950s was defined by this newcomer with the looks of a matinee idol, whose cool, understated trumpet hinted at something deeper, a solitary sound in a blue room. This original collaboration between trumpet player Jon Ailabouni, dancer/choreographer Blake Nellis, and actor/director Kristen Underwood, was created exclusively for ArtHaus and Water Street Music Series.

Seating is limited. Purchase tickets in advance at or call Water Street Music Series at (563) 277-7734.

Poetry Slam

PoetrySlamJune Melby

The ArtHaus Poetry Slam is a not-to-be-missed Decorah event, welcoming anyone to participate. A Featured Artist will kick off the evening, followed by the noncompetitive “Original Voices,” (3 minutes or less of your own poetry) and ending with the “Slam” (a good-natured competition complete with prizes and Applause-o-Meter). Call ArtHaus at 563-382-5440 or signup online to perform! Recommended for adults, ages 16 and up.

Holiday Art Fair


Start or finish your holiday shopping while supporting local artists! Shop for jewelry, pottery, baskets, fiber work and much more. Your handmade purchases support the local economy as well as our gifted community of artists.