Art in the Park 2017



The third annual Art in the Park regional fine art festival was again a great success! Our gorgeous riverside town hosted 50 professional artists (see the 2017 artist list below) from the Midwest and beyond! The crowd of visitors who ventured to our small town in northeast Iowa were wowed by the art, the live music, the delicious culinary vendors, the town, and the amount of support and involvement shown by our amazing community!

Art in the Park is made possible by all of our wonderful volunteers and generous sponsors!  Thank you again to those of you who supported us this year and in years past! See a list of our proud 2017 sponsors below. We are already looking forward to the fourth annual Art in the Park and hope you’ll mark your calendars for Saturday, August 18th, and Sunday, August 19th, 2018! 

If you would like more information, would like to volunteer, or want to help sponsor Art in the Park 2018, contact us at:

e-mail: info@ArtintheParkElkader.com
Or find specific contact information here. 

“Hue Hall” was a collaboration between our Art in the Park 2017 intern Ashley Althoff and Adam Pollock. Thank you for creating this big, bold, beautiful installation for Art in the Park!

2017 Artists

Charles Anholt, Cedar Rapids, IA – Painting

*Lyndal Anthony, Dubuque, IA – Woodworking

Rachel Arnold, Elkader, IA  – Ceramics

Kimberly Bosworth, Decorah, IA – Jewelry

Melissa Brown, Decorah, IA – Fiber Art

*Katherine Chandler, Urbandale, IA – Ceramics

Doug Cole, Sumner, IA – Ceramics

Nash Cox, Chariton, IA –  Painting

Judith Crandall, Volga, IA – Painting

*Judith Eastburn, Des Moines, IA – Photography                         *This Artist won the 2016 Committee Choice Award

John Eberhardt, Montrose, IA – Painting

*Leslie Gibbons, Elkport, IA – .Jewelry, Painting, Fiber

*Brian Gibbs, Elkader, IA – Photography

Steve Gibson, Charter Oak, IA – Painting

Marisa Goerend, Saint lucas, IA – Ceramics

Diane Gonzalez, East Troy, WI – .Jewelry

*Kris Grover, Elkader, IA – Fiber                                                   *This Artist won the 2016 People’s Choice Award

Susan Guyer, Garnavillo, IA – Painting

Deda Happel, Cedar Rapids, IA – Painting

Natalie Heiring, Glen Haven, WI – Painting

Rabecca Hennessey, Guttenberg, IA – Painting Demo

*Jillian Webb Herrmann, Saint Olaf, IA – Painting

*Will Hildebrandt, LeGrand, IA – Painting

*Amber Langhus (Rodgers), Monona, IA – Photography             *This artist won the 2016 Merchant Choice Award

*David Leeper, Cedar Rapids, IA – Sculpture

Charlie Tonn, Monticello, IA – Stained Glass Ceramics

Susan E. Kuennen Massman, Elgin, IA – Fiber

Ann McCullough, Strawberry Point, IA – Pen, Pencil, Ink, Painting

Christie Melby-Gibbons, Milwaukee, WI – Jewelry

Jeanette MullerWarren, IL – Photography

Patricia Peters, Maquoketa, IA – Jewelry

*Clint Peterson, Winter, WI – Handmade Knives

*Ketaki Poyekar, Elkader, IA – Painting

*Susan RayMaquoketa, IA – Jewelry, Photography

Rural Route 1, Strawberry Point, IA – Screen Printing

Karen Rushton, Iowa City, IA – Painting

Rhonda Scott, Ames, IA – Jewelry

*Cindy Skeie, Windsor Heights – Photography

*Linda Sue Sulzdorf, Strawberry Point, IA – Ceramics

*Mariella TerBeest-Schladweiler, Preston, MN – Fiber

Dean Traver, Mount Vernon, IA – Photography

Frank Walker, Cohasset, MN – Jewelry

*Terry Walker, Downey, CA – Glass

Judy Westemeier, Dyersville, IA – Woodworking

Roger Westemeier, Dyersville, IA – Woodworking

Pamela White, West Des Moines, IA – Glass

Becky Wilke, Elkader, IA – Photography

*Andrew Wroble,  Harpers Ferry, IA – Ink Wash

Clayton County Artists, Clayton County, IA – Mixed Media

* Artists that donated to the 2017 Silent Auction – Thank you!

Click on highlighted artists to view their personal website.

Pictured is watercolor artist, Nash Cox. Nash was the 2017 Committee Choice Award Recipient!


Pictured here is Luna Fiber Artist, Kris Grover and her husband Randy. Kris was not only a founding board member for Art in the Park, but two time People’s Choice Award Recipient! Way to go, Kris! Randy is always a huge help behind the scenes, also!

2017 Food & Wine Vendors

Look forward to the wonderful aromas and delicious foods offered at Art in the Park 2018. We were super fortunate to have these awesome food and wine vendors in 2017!

Café Rose Winery – Edgewood, IA

Empty Nest Winery – Waukon, IA

Fennellys’ Irish Pub – Elkader, IA

Lumpia Shanghai – Manchester, IA

Portland & Co. Grill – Edgewood, IA

Root River Kettle Korn – Houston, MN

R&R Dairy – Elkader, IA


to our community, our volunteers, and our generous sponsors!

This Art in the Park jeans installation by Leslie Gibbons is just one of the many ways Leslie helps make our festival one of a kind, year after year! We can’t wait to see what she comes up with for 2018! – Mark your calendars for August 18th and 19th, 2018!

2017 Sponsors


Brown’s Sales and Leasing
Schera’s Algerian-American Restaurant


Fire Farm Lighting
Central State Bank


Fennellys’ Irish Pub
Gifford Insurance Agency
Zach Herrmann, Attorney-at-Law
Heritage Printing
Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center
Wisconsin Public Radio
Alpine Communications


American Family Insurance, Julie Doeppke
Bridge Street Boutique and Gift, Kathy & Ed Josten
Caterpillar, Inc.
Deer Run Resort
Ehrhardt, Gnagy, McCorkindale, Vorwald, Attorneys at Law
Fast Trak
Florence Gifford
Grau Logs & Lumber
J.Webb Fine Art & Photography, Jillian W Herrmann
Keith & Kathy Garms
Andy & Leslie Gibbons
Kevin Hennessey, Thrivent Financial
Farmer’s Culligan
Prairie Cinemas & Elkader Cinema
Moser Family Pharmacy, Jay & Kay Moser
Robert & Theresa Hauber
Builders First Source
Royal Products
Bent Willow Studio & Gallery, Rabecca Hennessey
The Markket – Edgewood
Zapf’s Pronto, Mike & Joni Zapf
Witt’s Custom Framing
Clayton Drug – Strawberry Point
Carnes Brothers Music & Audio
Signs N  Frames
Casey’s Pizza – Strawberry Point
Dr. Ken Reimer
Elkader Jailhouse Inn, Julie Carlisle-Kane
Luna Fiber Artist Co., Kris Grover
A Stitch in Time, Marie Millis
Rivals Inc.


Auto Collision Specialists, Scott & Julie Torkelson
Barn on the Bluff B&B
Clayton County Abstract
Elkader Eye Clinic, Dr. Bruce Landis
Oneota Food Coop, Decorah
Fitzgerald, Inc.
JEM Salon & Spa, Dawn Medberry
Innovative AG Services
Joan Wangen & Romuald Piorkowski
John & Marjorie Finley
Wilke’s, Dave & Becky Wilke
JP & Cindy Zapf
Dr. Ken & Fran Zichal
Ray’s Excavating, Ray & Kathy Peterson
The Backstitch, Karen Jackson
Welterlen Motors, Edgewood
Coffee Mill Stitchers
Tim & Peggy Juergens
Kevin Imdehl, DDS, Oelwein/Strawberry Point
Jim & Laurie Klosterboer
Roger & Rosemary Thomas


Antiques on Main
Bahl’s Insurance
Camp Powersports – NAPA Auto Parts
Coast to Coast, Maury Glesne
The Copper Frog
Corby’s Tire & Muffler
David Beck
Del & Marla Reimer
Drew’s Sports Bar & Grille
Elkader Chiropractic Center, Jamie Hammersland D.C.
Elkader Floral Shop, Janis Lerch
Elkader Golf & Country Club
Elkader Tax & Bookkeeping, Kurt & NiCole Dennler
Everett’s Service, Scott & Betty
G&G Living Centers
General Store & More
Jan & Russ Melby
Jim & Jamie Burgin
Olson Appliance, Paul & Gloria Olson
Sue Stott
John and Sue Gnagy
The Beauty Bar
The Burger Barn, Chuck & Kari Seeland
Chiropractic Advantage, Timothy Kane D.C.
The Store, Ed & Lois Nelson
Treats on Bridge Street
Turkey River Mall
N. Joseph Stender D.D.S.
ArtHaus, Decorah
Subway, Elkader
Blooms, Edgewood
Community Savings Bank
Steel Magnolias – Edgewood, Holly Moorman
JAKE & Company – Strawberry Point
Once Was, Deb Schmidt
Edgewood Meat Locker
Clark & Janet Ott

If you or your business is interested in sponsoring Art in the Park 2017,
please look for our 2017 Sponsorship info or contact us!



give us a call at Main Street Elkader: