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Summer Art Fair Comes to ArtHaus During 50th Nordic Fest
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Summer Art Fair Comes to ArtHaus During 50th Nordic Fest

ArtHaus, downtown Decorah’s home for the visual, performing, and literary arts, will host it's annual Summer Art Fair on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 during the 50th anniversary celebration of Nordic Fest.

Featured local artists will include Karen Misseldine (handmade pottery), Jeanine Scheffert (prints and paintings), Joyce Meyer (photography), Bonnie Koloc (fibers and mixed media works), Emily Larson (drawings and cards) and Jenni & Eric Petersen-Brant (ceramics and jewelry). New ArtHaus merchandise including t-shirts and notecards featuring student artwork will also be for sale.

"Decorah is home to a wealth of talented artists," notes ArtHaus Co-director Eric Petersen-Brant. "The arts and our local artists are economic drivers in our community and ArtHaus is proud to have the ability to provide a venue in the heart of Nordic Fest activities where artists can connect with customers and sell their work. The fair is always a favorite stop of many Nordic Fest goers, as is our Art Tent for kids and families happening outside just down the block."

The Summer Art Fair is open 10am-5pm on Friday and 1-6pm on Saturday, immediately following the Nordic Fest parade. Admission to the fair is free; cash or check is accepted by all vendors, with most taking major credit cards for purchases. Artists will be setup and selling work inside the two ArtHaus spaces at 508 and 516 W Water Street.

For more information on ArtHaus, Decorah’s downtown home for the arts, including classes, workshops, and public arts events, visit, call (563) 382-5440, or email at 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

**Decorah-area artists that may be interested in booth space at a future ArtHaus Art Fair should contact Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant at**

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    Imagine Northeast Iowa Support
    We love this summer art fair! Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

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