October 8, 9 & 10, 2021, 42 artists at 31 locations will be open daily from 10am to 5pm. Many open their doors for a behind-the-scenes 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, photography, collage, fiber arts and more. Tour participants can set their own pace while driving from studio to studio. Know before you go! Most studios require masks. Some will be closed. Due to the ever changing nature of COVID-19, check the website closer to the Tour for each studio’s safety guidelines at www.IowaArtTour.com
The 2021 Artist Tour full-color brochure features artist contact information, a map with GPS, and lodging and dining along the route. The brochure is available at participating artists, advertisers, the Decorah Visitor Center, and as printable PDF web downloads. The tour is free of charge and sites are all within 40 miles of Decorah, in Iowa. The Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour (NIAST Inc.) is Iowa’s first and longest running tour of artists’ studios in the state.
A special “Preview – Artists of 24th Northeast Iowa Tour” September 2 to October 2 exhibition features newest artworks at ArtHaus, www.arthausdecorah.org