You won’t believe what’s here! “USA Today” named Vesterheim one of “ten great places in the nation to admire American folk art.” Showcasing world-class exhibitions, 12 historic buildings, and a folk-art school in scenic Decorah, Iowa, this national treasure houses the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts, and explores the American immigrant experience. You’ll find a cabin made from a single tree, elaborate costumes, intricately carved butter molds, colorful paintings, silver wedding crowns, woven tapestries, and even a boat that sailed the Atlantic Ocean.
Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios is operated by FACE (Fine Arts and Cultural Events) of Mahaska County and is located in the historic downtown district of Oskaloosa, Iowa. The center includes an art gallery and classrooms for art instruction. FACE has also installed a public sculpture tour as an extension of the art center.
The Pearson Lakes Art Center houses six galleries, a performing arts theater, an interactive gallery, classrooms, pottery room, library, event hall, and gift shop. It is the largest performing and visual art venue in the Iowa Great Lakes region. Admission to the Pearson Lakes Art Center is free.