ArtHaus Events

ArtHaus Events
Fall 2012

From First Fridays to Poetry Slams, ArtHaus has events that are fun for everyone. So dust off those dancing shoes, shake off those work-day blues, and come on down and check out our events! You'll have fun, we promise.

FIRST FRIDAY: Baker London Presents BAKER LONDON

DATE: Friday, September 7
TIME: 8pm
TICKETS: $5
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio Courtyard

Join us in welcoming the band Baker London back to Decorah, the namesake of our emerging artists concert series! Baker London blends rock, ska, country, and folk to create a sound that is both familiar and strikingly original. Formed in 2005 in Chicago, members live in LA, Minneapolis, and Olympia WA but have roots in Decorah and love coming home. They have released 9 albums.

"Baker London Presents" was created to support and promote emerging artists and provide a venue for live music in Decorah. Founded in honor of Baker London's alter ego, Trevor Grimm, "Baker London Presents" aims to ensure his legacy will live on through this series of concerts at ArtHaus. BYOB ok.

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POETRY SLAM

DATE: Friday, September 28
TIME: 8pm
TICKETS: $5/$3 students
LOCATION: Decorah Elks Lodge

Sponsored by Dragonfly Books

The ArtHaus Poetry Slam has become a not-to-be-missed Decorah event, welcoming anyone to participate. A featured artist will kick off the evening, followed by the noncompetitive "Original Voices," (2 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.

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Upstart Crow Theatreworks presents "BANNED BOOKS THEATRE"

DATES: Performances throughout Banned Books Week, Sept 30-Oct 6
TICKETS: FREE
LOCATION & TIMES:

  • Wed, Oct 3 @ noon, Bentdahl Commons (Luther College)
  • Wed, Oct 3 @ 5pm, Winneshiek Farmers Market
  • Tues, Oct 2, 5pm @ Water Street Park;
  • Thurs, Oct 4, 6pm @ Decorah Public Library

Check Banned Books Week posters for more information. Most people know that "Huck Finn" and "The Catcher in the Rye" topped the banned books list for decades. But how about Shel Silverstein's "A Light in the Attic"?! If art is meant to hold a mirror to humanity, what is it about our society we cannot bear to see or understand? Join the young performers of Upstart Crow Theatreworks in this original street theatre performance, offered around town throughout Banned Books Week.

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FIRST FRIDAY: NEW WORK BY MEGAN JACKSON

DATE: Friday, October 5
TIME: 7-9pm
COST: FREE
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Sponsored by Oneota Community Co-op

ArtHaus is delighted to feature a new body of work by artist/writer Megan Jackson entitled "Relations." Jackson will explore the emotional intensity, vulnerability and sweet simplicity of various relationships common to life through her newest paintings and mixed media artworks. While you explore Jackson's work, enjoy wine tasting compliments of the Oneota Community Co-op.

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Water Street Music Series presents "ARTSONG AT ARTHAUS"

DATE: Thursday, October 18
TIME: 7:30pm
TICKETS: $5
LOCATION: ArtHaus

Seating is limited. Reservations recommended. Visit wsmsdecorah.org or call 382-5440.

Pianist Jessica Paul collaborates with six of Luther's top student vocalists: Adam Bradley, Alec Carlson, Molly Clementz, Kari Jensen, Evan Mitchell, and Erin Persick. With lyrical words and virtuosic accompaniment, art songs convey a range of emotions in a colorful series of short, imaginative pieces. Water Street Music Series is a new, distinctly Decorah event, bringing local musicians from Luther and the larger community together for exciting new collaborations. For more information about the 2012-2013 season, visit wsmsdecorah.org.

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TALKSTORY DECORAH

DATE: Friday, October 19
TIME: 8pm
TICKETS: $5/$3 students
LOCATION: ArtHaus

True stories told by you! Come to listen or to tell your story in seven minutes or less, with no script or notes, inspired by the theme of the evening: "Family." Everybody loves a good story -- come to tell yours, or just sit back and enjoy! Recommended for adults, ages 16 and up. For helpful tips on telling a story well, please visit our the TalkStory page. BYOB ok.

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FIRST FRIDAY: Water Street Music Series presents "cello+"

DATE: Friday, November 2
TIME: 7:30pm
TICKETS: $5
LOCATION: ArtHaus

Seating is limited. Reservations recommended. Visit wsmsdecorah.org or call 382-5440.

One cello and two unexpected partners – dancer and narrator – come together for an intimate night of performance and conversation. A reading of the classic children's story "Ferdinand the Bull" comes to life with the stroke of a bow, and Bach's Cello Suite No. 4 takes on new meaning through interaction with contemporary dance. Featuring Phuc Phan, Amanda Hamp, and Kristen Underwood.

Water Street Music Series is a new, distinctly Decorah event, bringing local musicians from Luther and the larger community together for exciting new collaborations. For more information about the 2012-2013 season, visit wsmsdecorah.org.

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POETRY SLAM

DATE & TIME: Friday, November 16, 8pm
TICKETS: $5/$3 students
LOCATION: Decorah Elks Lodge

Sponsored by Dragonfly Books

The ArtHaus Poetry Slam has become a not-to-be-missed Decorah event, welcoming anyone to participate. A featured artist will kick off the evening, followed by the noncompetitive "Original Voices," (2 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 2 perform! Recommended for adults, ages 16 and up.

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HOLIDAY ART FAIR

DATE: December 1-2
TIME: Saturday 10am-5pm,Sunday 11am-3pm
COST: FREE
LOCATION: ArtHaus and ArtHaus Studio

Start or finish your holiday shopping while supporting local artists! Shop for jewelry, pottery, photography, note cards, fiber work and much more. Your handmade purchases support the local economy as well as our gifted community of artists.

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