Take A Tour Of North Iowa’s Art Studios

This ring, “Floral” ($959) by Darla and Glen Ellickson of Decorah, will be one of the many works on display for the Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour starting on Oct. 8. Photo: Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour

If you’re interested in getting an inside look at how some Iowa artists work, there are two events to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.

Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour
More than 40 artists in 31 locations will take part in this weekend event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 8-10. Decorah is the central hub for most studios, but sites are located as far as 40 miles away from the city. Tours are self-guided and free to attend. You can find a list of locations and artists online.

North Iowa Studio Tour
Check out 16 artist studios at the 10th annual North Iowa Studio Tour this weekend. Work from 27 artists in Ventura, Clear Lake, Mason City, Manly and Sheffield will be on display, and tours are self-guided. Admission is free. Informational brochures with locations are available at each studio as well as Art on the Plaza, MacNider Art Museum, Mason City Chamber of Commerce, North Iowa Visitors Center (all in Mason City) or the Clear Lake Arts Center. You can also see a map here.


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