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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 arthausdecorah.org/emerging-artists-exhibition/ for more information and application.

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

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.

Truths Be Told

Five featured storytellers, five open mic slots. 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.

Iowa Queens Drag Show Dance Party

The Iowa Queens are back with an even longer show, join your Queens, Holly Wood Hope, Vana B Rosenburg, Tyona Diamond, Ophelia Belle, Roxy Mess, and host Myling Belle! This interactive dance party features three acts by each Queen sure to get your booty shaking. A few tables will be set up in the back on a first come/first serve basis, but this show is for those wanting to join in the fun, not for viewing only.

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iowa-queens-drag-show-dance-party-tickets-94903423695

This purchase includes 1 Art Dash ticket for $100 and one Gala ticket for $15. : 2020 ArtDash and Kentucky Derby Gala Ticket

Returning for the third year the Art Dash (or should we say Art Derby) will take place at 8 pm at the ArtHaus Gala, at the Decorah Elks Lodge.  There are a limited number of tickets (30). All Art Dash ticket holders will go home with an original artwork, but which one is up for grabs. Each Dash ticket holder will be assigned a number. After a social hour and preview of the art, numbers will be drawn in random order. When their number is called, ticket holders will dash to the art item of their choice. The first to the chosen artwork takes that art home, and this continues until all the artwork has been chosen. In the silent auction these pieces have gone home for $300-$500. Spouses and friends with $15 event tickets are welcome to watch the fun in the “grandstands.” For questions, call Shannon at 563-382-5440.

We hope to see you there!

2020 Kentucky Derby ArtHaus Gala Tickets

The annual ArtHaus Gala is here and you’re invited! The gala will be held at the Decorah Elk’s Lodge on Saturday, May 4th from 7-10:00 PM. For over 10 years you have been supporting the arts in Decorah. Come celebrate creativity and community through a fun evening of Kentucky Derby racing games, mint juleps, and fancy hats (even hats and bow ties to dress up in at the door).

There will be a silent auction featuring items and experiences from local businesses and supporters.
To participate in the Art Dash, tickets are to be purchased on our website. Art Dash tickets are an additional $100. There are a limited number of tickets (30). All Art Dash ticket holders will go home with a piece of original art, but which artwork is up for grabs. Each Dash ticket holder will be assigned a number. After a social hour and preview of the art, numbers will be drawn in random order. When their number is called, ticket holders will dash to the art item of their choice. The first to the chosen piece takes that piece home, and this continues until all the art work has been chosen. In the past these pieces have gone home for $300-$500. Spouses and friends with $15 event tickets are welcome to watch the fun.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The Elks Lodge will also open their cash bar. There will also be childcare from Luther College students available during the event in the ArtHaus studio.  This is $5 in advance and space is limited. For questions, call Shannon at 563-382-5440.

We hope to see you there!

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.