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Third Tuesdays: Decorah Rocks Painting Parties

Drop in and paint a rock or two for the inspiring Decorah Rocks project. Perhaps you have been walking around Decorah and found a rock with an inspiring message. These rocks connect people through creativity and that is exactly what we like to see in the world. Feel free to bring in your own rocks and paints if you are looking for a specific style.

Third Annual Community Show: Where I’m From

All Ages, All Stages, All mediums displayed.
“Where I’m From” Theme
Bring artwork to ArtHaus 107 W Broadway, Decorah, between 1-5PM Monday-Saturday from now until January 25th.

Choose an option:
1) Artwork returned- $5 entry fee per piece
2) Artwork donated- No entry fee, work auctioned.

All entry fees and auctions proceeds will go to Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center.

Reception and Art Auction: January 31st 7:00PM


3a Muestra Anual Artística de la Comunidad por ArtHaus
Abierta para todas las edades, todas las etapas, todos los medios
Tema: “De dónde soy”
Entregar su obra a ArtHaus, 107 Broadway, Decorah, IA
de 1 a 5 de la tarde, lunes a sábado
desde hoy hasta el 25 de enero

Eligir una de estas opciones:

1) Retirar su obra el 31 de enero. Pagar $5 por pieza de arancel de inscripción o
2) Donar su obra para el remate el 31 de enero. No pagar el arancel de inscripción

Todos los fondos recaudados de las inscripciones y el remate irán al Centro para la Paz y la Justicia – NEIPJC.

Recepción y remate de las obras se hará el 31 de enero a las 7 de la tarde.

January date has been postponed to Februrary 15th: Truths Be Told

Five featured storytellers, five open mic slots, and live music. The true stories of our community told on stage. Together, we build community one true story at a time through words that engage, empower, and inspire.

Troy Thomas

Gallery Exhibition open February 21-March 21 Mon-Sat 1-5PM
Opening Reception: February 21st, 7:00PM, at ArtHaus

Artist Troy Thomas lives and works in the village of Homestead (Amana Colonies); his home and studio is a renovated 1860s communal kitchen surrounded by prairies and floral gardens. Troy has been painting since 1978 and works seasonally as a wilderness paddle guide. Canoe trips in his youth down the Upper Iowa nourished a love for our waterways and surrounding nature, which he captures with oil on canvas and watercolors. The artwork is a mix of impressionism and abstract mixed media – watercolors, pen and ink, influenced by the dichotomy of our complex society compared to the simplicity of the outdoors and nature.

Now-March 13th: Now Accepting Works for 2020 Emerging Artist’s Exhibition

Accepting artworks NOW-March 13
Artworks on display April 3-May 16
Opening Reception: April 3rd, 7:00PM at ArtHaus

Emerging artists ages 18-25 living within 150 miles of Decorah are welcome to submit photographs of up to three artworks for our annual juried Emerging Artists Exhibition. The cost of submission is $25.

Please visit for more information and application.

Best of Show winner receives a cash prize of $200 and a solo gallery show at ArtHaus.

Iowa Watercolor Society

The Iowa Watercolor Society traveling exhibit comes to Decorah with over 30 watercolors composed of the award winners and specially selected pieces from our 2019 IWS Annual Juried Exhibit. The Iowa Watercolor Society was organized in 1977 by a small group of enthusiastic watercolorists. IWS now celebrates well over 150 members and offers the opportunity for interested painters to network with artists statewide.