Where on earth is there a more beautiful place than where we live? Let’s celebrate the beauty of our driftless area by filling the walls of ArtHaus in Decorah with scenes inspired by it! There is something so very special about our Driftless area, from rolling hills of farmland, to our beautiful bluffs where the eagles soar. Add in the different seasons, the different moods of Mother Nature, and we have a regional uniqueness all our own. Show the community your unique vision of home by bringing your Driftless-inspired artwork to the ArtHaus Community Art Exhibition: Scenes of the Driftless, celebrating the people, the cultures, and the beauty of our area.
“Whether you are young or old, a professional artist or an amateur, ArtHaus in Decorah invites all to participate by submitting works inspired by the Driftless. All media will be considered including literary works on paper. However, all works must be able to be mounted or tacked to a wall; no free-standing sculptural works can be considered. Up to three works may be submitted per person; submission is free. Works may be for sale; works listed for sale will be made available for purchase through ArtHaus, with a portion of any sale going to support the ArtHaus' need-based scholarship fund. Submission details and entry forms are available at arthausdecorah.org,” explain awesome co-directors Jenni and Eric Petersen-Brandt.
All you have to do is bring your completed, ready-to-hang artwork (up to three pieces) to hang to ArtHaus, at 508 West Water Street in downtown Decorah the week of October 5-9 from 10 am to 2 pm. Then bring your friends and family to the opening reception on Friday, October 9th from 6-8 pm. Your work will stay on display until November 20.
Let’s celebrate who we are with our own unique vision of our driftless area and maybe even inspire someone else along the way! Help fill the walls full of homegrown poems, paintings, stories, photography, and more! As we celebrate us and this incredible place, we will also help the amazing non-profit organization that is Arthaus, at the very same time! After all, ArtHaus provides a vibrant art culture for many area communities with visual, performing, and literary arts. If you love our area and its art, make sure to come out and cheer on talented driftless artists at Arthaus Community Art Exhibition: Scenes of the Driftless. opening reception.
Perhaps we can begin to help make this the beginning of an annual event.