Make a BIG impact and join Art in the Park in an exclusive way by volunteering! Volunteers receive an invitation to the Art After Dark Reception (complimentary music, food & beverages). SIGN UP to Volunteer Here! 

Festival Volunteer Opportunities:

Welcomers– greet guests and remind them to vote for our People’s Choice winner by filling out the online ballot at ArtintheParkElkader.com

Artist Helpers– check on artists verbally and look for the RED FLAGS that artists use to indicate they need a break.  Sit in the booth if the artist needs a break (not required to make sales), let visitors know the artist will be right back!

Water-  Youth (and adults welcome, too) needed to help check on artists to see if they need water.  Water is delivered up and down the sidewalk during the event by pulling a wagon to the artists. This is a fun way for our youth to be involved and help!

Kid’sArt– help with youth activities and handing out supplies

Set up and clean up– perhaps one of the most daunting tasks but also one of the most important!

Many more opportunities– give us ideas!

If you are interested in volunteering, we’d love to have your help!



Thank you, thank you to all past and future volunteers!

Yearly Volunteer Opportunities:

Local parades (flyer handouts) –

  • St Patty’s Day Parade in Elkader is first up!
  • Strawberry Day’s Parade – Strawberry Point
  • Monona Hay Days
  • Sweet Corn Days- Elkader, Iowa
  • Nordic Fest – Decorah, Iowa
  • Flea Markets and Farmers Markets
  • Galleries and Shops