WOW! What a year! We were excited to see approximately 3000 visitors during our 4th annual regional fine art festival! Shoppers spent over $40,000 on artwork alone and our festival brought people from all over the region to shop, dine, explore and experience our beautiful town and surrounding communities. Northeast Iowa is such a special place and we are so happy to share and showcase so much talent from local and regional artists each year!

2018 Artists


1) Kris Grover (2017 People’s Choice) – Painting, Jewelry, Fiber – Elkader, Iowa
2) Leslie Jeanne Gibbons –  Jewelry, Drawing, Sculpture – Elkport, Iowa
3) Nash Cox (2017 Committee Choice) – Painting – Chariton, Iowa
4) Clint Peterson – Other – Winter, Wisconsin
5) Marisa Krivachek – Ceramics – Saint Lucas, Iowa
6) Clayton County Artists (10 Local Artists Under 1 Tent) –  Multi Media – Clayton County, IA
7) Judith Crandall – Drawing, Jewelry, Other – Volga, Iowa
8) John Wagner – Wood –  Decatur, Illinois
9) Joshua Riera-Gomez – Painting & Carving – Garnavillo, Iowa
10) Kathleen G. Skagen – Ceramics & Pottery – Dundee, Iowa
      11) Rebecca Kobos – Fiber – Lansing, Iowa
12) Joel Shoemaker – Ceramics – Lansing, Iowa
13) Cara Briggs Farmer (Artist of Scenic ByWays Art Installation) – Metal – Marion, Iowa
14) Dave Reckhouse – Sculpture – Boscobel, Wisconsin
     15) Natalie Campbell (Heiring) – Painting & Drawing – Glen Haven, Wisconsin
     16) Mariella TerBeest-Schladweiler – Fiber – Preston, Minnesota
17) Ketaki Poyekar – Painting & Drawing – Elkader, Iowa
18) Zanetta Hoehle – Jewelry – Solon, Iowa
19) Cindy Skeie – Photography – Windsor Heights, Iowa
20) Doug Davis – Painting – Hawkeye, Iowa
21) Susan Ray – Jewelry & Photography – Maquoketa, Iowa
22) Patricia Peters – Jewelry – Maquoketa, Iowa
23) Jan Bernhard – Painting – Waterloo, Iowa
24) Doug Cole – Ceramics – Sumner, Iowa
25) Rich Herrmann – Photography – Mount Vernon, Iowa
26) David Leeper (2017 Merchant Choice) – Sculpture – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
      27) Becky Wilke – Photography – Elkader, Iowa
     28) Mary Webber – Painting & Writing – Elkader, Iowa
29) Elizabeth Robertson – Ceramics – Asbury, Iowa
30) Richard Robertson – Ceramics – Asbury, Iowa
31) Mika Sorak-Weirbach – Sculpture – Eldon, Iowa
32) Steve Gibson – Painting & Jewelry – LeMars, Iowa
      33) A- Judy and B- Roger Westemeier – Wood Carving – Dyersville, Iowa
34) Laura Ross – Jewelry – Moorland, Iowa
35) Andrew J. Wroble – Drawing/Other – Harpers Ferry, Iowa
36) Susan E. Kuennen Massman – Basketweaving & Fiber – Elgin, Iowa
37) Joyce Meyer – Photography – Calmar, Iowa
38) Katherine Chandler – Ceramics – Ankeny, Iowa
       39) Jillian Webb Herrmann – Painting – Saint Olaf, Iowa
     40) Rabecca Jayne Hennessey – Painting – Guttenberg, Iowa
41) Dean Traver – Photography – Mount Vernon, Iowa
42) Jeanette Muller – Photography – Warren, Illinois
43) Valerie Williams – Ceramics – Ames, Iowa
      44) Joan Overhouse – Wood – Dubuque Iowa
45) Jessica Kettler – Fiber – Chelsea, Iowa
      46) Kimberly Bosworth – Jewelry & Writing – Decorah, Iowa
47) John Eberhardt – Painting – Montose, Iowa
48) Brett Beasley – Sculpture – Ames, Iowa
49) Rhonda Scott – Jewelry – Ames, Iowa
50) Julie Russell-Steuart – Printmaking & Book Arts – Reinbeck, Iowa


To artists that donated to the 2018 Silent Auction… Thank you!


2018 Food & Wine Vendors


Look forward to the wonderful aromas and delicious foods offered at Art in the Park. We’re happy to have a some of last year’s BIG HITS returning to this year’s lineup and adding a few new folks, too!

Café Rose Winery – Edgewood, IA

Empty Nest Winery – Waukon, IA

Fennellys’ Irish Pub – Elkader, IA

Pie-Eyed and Flakey – Edgewood, IA

Shoestring Garden

& More!


2018 Music Schedule




2018 Sponsors


Art in the Park would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors, volunteers, and community. See a list of our 2018 sponsors below. We cannot thank you enough for helping us create our Regional Fine Art Festival and hope you’ll consider sponsoring us again in 2019! Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Art in the Park regional fine art festival: August 17th & 18th, 2018!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

$5000 +

Julie Doeppke, American Family Insurance Agent


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


Fire Farm Lighting


Central State Bank

Wisconsin Public Radio


Fennellys’ Irish Pub

Gifford Insurance Agency

EWALU Bible Camp


Heritage Printing

Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center

Alpine Communications

North Grand Mall  Prairie Cinema & Elkader Cinema

Clayton Drug (Strawberry Point, Elkader & Sumner)

Pastors Mark & Margaret Yackel-Juleen

Zach Herrmann, Attorney-at-Law

Bent Willow Studio & Gallery, Rabecca Jayne Hennessey


Bridge Street Boutique and Gift, Kathy & Ed Josten

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

Farmer’s Culligan

Robert & Theresa Hauber

Royal Products Outdoor Power

The Markket – Edgewood

Zapf’s Pronto, Mike & Joni Zapf

Witt’s Custom Framing

Carnes Brothers Music & Audio

Signs N  Frames

Casey’s General Store – Strawberry Point

Dr. Ken Reimer

Elkader Jailhouse Inn,  Julie Carlisle-Kane

G’s Closet & Gallery, Steve & Sally Stendel

A Little Tip Off The Top Hair Salon, Jenni Francis

Rivals, Inc. – Strawberry Point

A Little Tip Off The Top Hair Salon, Jenni Francis


Meyer True Value, Mark Meyer – Strawberry Point

Auto Collision Specialists, Scott & Julie Torkelson

Barn on the Bluff B&B

Oneota Food Coop, Decorah

Fitzgerald, Inc.

Innovative AG Services

Joan Wangen & Romuald Piorkowski

Wilke’s, Dave & Becky Wilke

JP & Cindy Zapf

The Backstitch, Karen Jackson

Welterlen Motors, Edgewood

Coffee Mill Stitchers

Tim & Peggy Juergens

Kevin Imoehl, DDS, Oelwein/Strawberry Point

Jim & Laurie Klosterboer

John & Sue Gnagy


Antiques on Main

Archive, Michelle Gifford & Sara Asche

Bahl’s Insurance

Camp Powersports – NAPA Auto Parts

The Copper Frog – Elkader

David Beck

Elkader Floral Shop, Janis Lerch

Elkader Golf & Country Club

Elkader Tax & Bookkeeping, Kurt & NiCole Dennler

General Store & More

Olson Appliance, Paul & Gloria Olson

Sue Stott

The Beauty Bar, Caitlin Kuehl

The Burger Barn, Chuck & Kari Seeland

Chiropractic Advantage, Timothy Kane D.C.

Treats on Bridge Street

Turkey River Mall

N. Joseph Stender D.D.S.

The Store, Ed & Lois Nelson

Woodland Eye Clinic – Elkader

Three Rivers FS

Del & Marla Reimer

Medical Associates – Elkader

Jem Salon & Spa, Dawn Medberry

Garms Financial Services

Once Was, Deb Schmidt

JAKE & Company, Strawberry Point

Community Savings Bank – Edgewood

Coast to Coast, Maury Glesne

Blooms, Edgewood

Edgewood Meat Locker

Elkader Pizzeria, Bryton Rentschler

Everetts Service, Scott, Betty & Josh

Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. (formerly G&G Living)

Elkader Chiropractic Center, Jamie Hammersland D.C.

Northwestern Mutual, Danielle Shae

Clark & Janet Ott



THANK YOU for supporting, volunteering, visiting, and exhibiting at the 4th annual Art in the Park fine art festival!

It is because of your generous support that we have been able to establish Art in the Park as a regionally recognized fine art festival. With your continued sponsorship and volunteerism we look to broaden our extensive marketing campaign and bring new and exciting events each year. It takes a village and we are grateful for our supportive community and businesses!