With live music, 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!
The doors open at 6:30pm to the silent auction with a cash bar, tapas and treats by the Hotel Winneshiek, and live music. The entertainment will include music by the Driftwood Bones followed by a program with video and highlights from the many successes of ArtHaus from the past year. A selection of student created artwork will also be on display.
The theme of this year’s fundraiser, ArtHaus is Your Haus, reflects one of these many recent successes — ArtHaus being designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization now running under the direction of co-directors, Jenni and Eric Petersen-Brant with guidance from an active board of directors.
Guests may bid on an impressive collection of artwork from 6:30-8:30pm, featuring pottery, jewelry, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, fiber work, glass, and much more, created and donated by outstanding local and regional artists. Auction items this year will also include an array of arts experiences and unique Decorah activities from entities such as the New Minowa Players theatre, Decorah Bicycles, and Driftless Press. The live art auction begins at 7:30pm, with auctioneer Joe Gavle.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $25 in advance, available at ArtHaus and the Oneota Community Co-op, or $30 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased online below via Paypal. Proceeds support the year-round creative programming of ArtHaus including its youth and adult educational classes, cultural events, gallery exhibitions and need-based scholarship fund.
Visionary Sponsor: Decorah Bank & Trust Co.
Leader Sponsor: Dragonfly Books
Artist Sponsors: A&J Petersburg and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Decorah Area Team of Thrivent Financial, Modish, KD Rae Jewelry Studio, West Side Dental
Patron Sponsors: GoodBlogs, Plan 1 Financial – Greg Weis & Marty Weis, Bodensteiner Implement Company
Media Sponsors: Inspire(d) Media, KDEC Radio, Copyland