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New Voices in Public Art

ArtHaus will be selecting 10+ artists to create public murals inside and outside Decorah Businesses. Interested businesses may apply to receive proposals for their projects.  ArtHaus will act as a springboard for connecting artists to projects.

Artists: To be part of this project artists must be selected to take a 20 hours class with two muralists in September to learn techniques of various surfaces as well as how to create a contract, submit a bide, materials on different surface, timelines, etc. The class will be done partially on zoom, and require some hands on work at ArtHaus (COVID-19 guidelines in place). The class is free and artists will be paid a fee upon completion.

Artist Application

Businesses: Businesses interested in adding imagery to their building may apply to be included in this project. During this class, artists will be able to peruse ideas businesses have for murals. Artists will submit a proposal, bid, and portfolio of their work. Businesses will also get the contact info for each artist available for the project.

Business Mural Request


Sponsorship: This project is taking place due to grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.  Several downtown businesses and building owners pledged to match a portion of this grant.  A special thanks goes out to:

Amalia Vagts & David Lester

Amundosn’s Clothing

CHOICE Employment

Decorah Chamber of Commerce

Dragonfly Books

The Getup

The Lingonberry

Luna Valley Pizza Farm

Nordic Chiropractic


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