On October 7, 8 and 9, 2016, 52 artists at 40 locations will open their doors for a behind-the-scenes studio view not usually offered to the general public. The annual event will feature many well-known award-winning national caliber artists displaying and selling pottery, paintings, woodcuts, baskets, jewelry, woodworking, kaleidoscopes, sculpture, photography, collage, fiber arts and more. Tour participants can set their own pace while driving from studio to studio.
New in 2016 - preview a sampling of one of Iowa's favorite studio Tours! A Special Show of the newest works created by this Fall's Tour Artists, currently on exhibit at ArtHaus in downtown Decorah, open from August 4 through September 30. This is a unique opportunity to preview the work in-person to help plan your studio hopping route for the 19th annual Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour. The Artist’s work on exhibit may also be purchased online through ArtHaus at www.arthausdecorah.org.
The full-color brochure features a map with GPS and lodging and dining along the route. Directions, maps, GPS coordinates and lodging/dining will be available as web downloads. The tour is free of charge and sites are all within 40 miles of Decorah. Workspaces are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days.
The Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour (NIAST Inc.) is Iowa’s first and longest running tour of artists’ studios in the state.