Take Home a New Treasure From an Arts Festival

View and purchase work by artists from around Iowa and the Midwest at Art in the Park in Elkader in Clayton County. If you’re not in the market for a new piece, sample some wine or watch an artist demo.

Elkader’s Art in the Park, the city’s annual juried fine arts festival, will be held Aug. 20-21. Visitors can stroll alongside the Turkey River in the historic downtown area while browsing some 47 local and regional artists. Artist categories include painting, ceramics, wood, fiber, jewelry and more. There’s even an artist who uses walnuts and shells as their chosen medium. The full list of participating artists can be found here.

There will also be live music, food, wine tasting and other activities to participate in throughout the weekend. Brand new to this year’s festival are the artist workshops where guests can watch a live demos like painting or wheel throwing. Visit their website for more information and schedules.


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