This year marks the 19th annual Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour, an art tour that takes you on a scenic, drive-yourself tour of 42 locations to see the work of more than 50 artists who live and work in the breath-taking Driftless Region of Northeast Iowa. Usually you have to wait until the first week of October to experience the tour but this year, ArtHaus in downtown Decorah is pulling together a sampling of the region's talent in an exhibition entitled "The Preview". The Preview will be a unique opportunity to view the work of studio tour artists in-person to help you plan your studio hopping route for October 7 through October 9.
The Preview opens at ArtHaus on Thursday, August 4 with a reception from 7-9pm. The reception is open and free to the public, with snacks and beverages for all to enjoy. Most of the artwork in The Preview will be for sale throughout the run of the exhibition which closes on Friday, September 30. You can visit the gallery, Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10am-2pm or by appointment. After August 4, you can also go to ArtHaus' new online shop, called the ArtStore to view and purchase works.
Exhibiting artists include: Tonya Balik, Paul Bauhs, George Blair, Sharlene Bohr, Kim Bosworth, Patti Brice, Marcia Cook, Paul Corbin, Fred & Velga Easker, Doug Eckheart, Linda Elkins, Darla Ellickson, Nate & Hallie Evans, Carol Gaustad, Mary Ann Gloe, Carl Homstad, Jennifer Jones, Steve & Peggy Kittelson, Jordan Kjome, Rebecca Kobos & Joel Shoemaker, Bonnie Koloc, Casey McBride, Joyce Meyer, Karen Misseldine, Jean Murray, Eric Petersen Brant, Jenni Petersen Brant, Rick Scheffert, Mike & Rose Schutte, James Updegraff, and Lee Zieke & Lindsay Lee. The exhibition is sponsored by Decorah Area Team of Thrivent Financial - Karen Trewin & Jeff Olinger.
For more information on ArtHaus, Decorah’s downtown home for the arts, including classes, workshops, and public arts events, visit arthausdecorah.org, call (563) 382-5440, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. ArtHaus is located at 508 W. Water St. with studio space at 516 W. Water St.
Established in 2008, ArtHaus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in downtown Decorah, Iowa that provides high-quality, hands-on experiences and year-round, accessible public arts events in the visual, performing, and literary arts. All contributions and donations to ArtHaus are tax deductible; donations and more information can be made online at www.arthausdecorah.org.