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First and Second Tuesdays: Coffee and Creativity

Coffee and Creativity is designed to build community while being creative. Participants are instructed through art projects while chatting over coffee from 10-11:30am on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

ArtHaus leads these sessions at the Decorah Public Library. Everyone is welcome to join and make something regardless of previous experience or artistic ability.

May 12th Project – Pressed Flower Lanterns

This program is free to the public and all materials are provided. For more information, please contact Zach Row-Heyveld at Decorah Public Library—zrow-heyveld@decorahlibrary.org or by calling 563.382.3717.

Decorah Public Library Summer Kickoff Picnic Party

Decorah Public Library invites the Decorah community to celebrate the kickoff to their Summer reading program with a Picnic Party at Phelps Park! ArtHaus will be making popsicle stick bookmarks to last all summer long.

Join us on May 31st from 5-7p.m. for an evening filled with music, ice cream, and endless fun! Bring along a picnic dinner and settle in for a live performance by the Slapdash Bluegrass band. Have a blast playing outdoor games, creating with crafts, and connecting with community in the beautiful Phelps Park.

OPENING RECEPTION: Down on the Farm Iron Farmers Market

Experience the exquisite craftsmanship of ironmongers showcased at the Dawn on the Farm iron pour event held at Ludeking Farm. Explore a curated selection of creations, spanning from wall adornments to culinary essentials.

The Opening Reception is a free event with samples provided by Pulpit Rock Brewing Company. Non-alcoholic beverages available.

The show will be open from June 7th through July 4th with a Meet the Iron Artists part at 7 pm.

2nd Sunday of Each Month: Decorah ArtHaus Improvisor’s Orchestra

Led by Decorah, Iowa based drummer and improvisor, Nick Zielinski, known for his work with various musical collectives, this event offers a captivating exploration of music and creativity that’s open to all. At each event, Zielinski will collaborate with a different guest artist, promising a diverse and spontaneous musical experience. The series will feature genre-bending improvised music, followed by workshops where audience members can actively participate in creating spontaneous music. All ages, instruments, and musical styles are welcome, and percussion instruments will be available for those without their own.

June 9th guest: Ryan Young – strings

This immersive musical experience takes place on the second Sunday of each month, from November 2023 through June 2024.

Please visit the Decorah ArtHaus Improvisor’s Orchestra website for more details including guest artists and sponsors!

OPENING RECEPTION: The What’s Good Project – JENNIFER DRINKWATER

The What’s Good Project celebrates the meaningful stories from where we live through community conversations and painting. What happens when we make a choice to look for what’s good where we live? Find out more about this project at whatsgoodproject.com

The Opening Reception is free with beverages provided by Empty Nest Winery. Non-alcoholic drinks available.

The show will be open from July 5 – July 27

OPENING RECEPTION: Where Hills and Prairie Meet

Fedeler’s show beautifully captures the essence of northeastern Iowa through willow charcoal drawings and postcard-sized collages, reflecting her deep connection to the land and its evolving beauty.

The Opening Reception is a free event!

The show will be open from August 2nd through August 31st.