Save the Dates for ArtHaus Summer Camps!

Registration starts MAY 1!

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JOB POSTING: ArtHaus Director or Co-Director

ArtHaus seeks creative and energetic candidates to design and coordinate year-round arts programming. This paid position could be shared or full-time. Review of applications will begin April 15 and continue until position is filled.

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DATE: Friday, April 25
TIME: 8pm
COST: $5/$3 students
LOCATION: Decorah Elks Lodge

Sponsored by Dragonfly Books

If you’ve been to an ArtHaus Poetry Slam, you know it’s a one-of-a-kind Decorah event. CHARLIE LANGTON will kick off the evening as featured artist, followed by “Original Voices,” (3 minutes or less of your own poetry) and ending with the “Slam” (a good-natured competition complete with prizes and Applause-o-Meter). Call ArtHaus to sign up to perform! Recommended for adults, ages 16 and up.

FIRST FRIDAY: 6th Annual ArtHaus Art Auction

DATE: Friday, May 2
TIME: 6:30-8pm silent art auction, live music, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar; 8-9pm live art auction!
COST: $20
LOCATION: T-Bock’s Upstairs

Sponsored by T-Bock’s Sports Bar and Grill

We are delighted to partner with T-Bock’s in offering this year’s annual spring fundraiser and celebration. Enjoy live music, a sampler of ArtHaus student artwork, and bid on the work of outstanding regional artists in silent and live auction. Come to support the ArtHaus Youth Scholarship Fund and play a sustaining roll in your local art center. To donate artwork to our auction, call 563.382.5440.


DATE: May 3, 10, 17 (3 weeks)
TIME: Saturdays 9am-noon
COST: $55 + $15 materials fee
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio & various locations out in the field

Bring your Digital SLR camera and a zest for photographing people. Whether you’re in charge of taking the family portrait at your next gathering, or snapping memorable moments of your athlete on the move, Aaron Lurth will teach you how get the most out of your camera while composing a timeless shot. Open to new and returning students who want to take their skills to the next level.

  • The Depot Outlet,
  • Northeast Iowa RC&D Employee Giving Fund,
  • West Bend Community Foundation's West Bend Mutual Independent Agent's Fund,
  • and the many Friends of ArtHaus whose generous gifts continue to support the ArtHaus Youth Scholarship Fund
-Kristen and Lea

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Decorah's Home to the Visual & Performing Arts

ArtHaus is Decorah's home for the arts bringing visual, performing, and literary art together under one roof and offering creative programs for all ages.

Kristen Underwood and Lea Donhowe Lovelace opened ArtHaus in the fall of 2008 to provide a bright and beautiful venue for quality art education and experiences in the heart of downtown Decorah, IA. Now in two locations, ArtHaus (508 W. Water St.) and ArtHaus Studio (516 W. Water St.), they offer professional instruction in visual, performing and literary arts to students of all ages. ArtHaus also hosts free and low-cost events throughout the year such as film showings, poetry slams, gallery openings, wine tastings, theatre, dance, and live music.

Home to Little Masters Art Studio and Upstart Crow Theatreworks, ArtHaus functions as a non-profit organization under the sponsorship of Driftless Art Collective (formerly Decorah Regional Art Council). All contributions in support of ArtHaus are tax deductible. Driftless Art Collective (D.ART Co.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

ArtHaus is a member of the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about Decorah and the Chamber of Commerce, please visit