Artisans Road Trip At A Glance


NW Iowa's Self-Guided Open Studio Tour

Saturday & Sunday October 14 and 15, 2017

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Welcome to Artisans Road Trip 2017 - Happy Travels!

Professional artists will welcome guests into their studios to discover and purchase quality original works during the twelth annual Artisans Road Trip (A.R.T.) on Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th, 2015. The free tour will includes many Northwest Iowa Artists representing several counties.

A.R.T. invites you to travel Iowa’s scenic byways and back roads looking for one-of-a-kind art treasures. Artisans will offer a rare glimpse into creative processes as they demonstrate their craft in personal and unique workspaces.

We invite you to preview artists’ work or request a brochure & map @ Brochures will be available at local art centers, banks, libraries, community gathering centers, Iowa Welcome Centers and artist locations.


A.R.T. is a free self-driving open studio tour.

A.R.T. offers a printed brochure with directions to artist’s studios.

A.R.T. maintains a comprehensive website showcasing involved artists and provides links to individual sites –

A.R.T. organizes studios, dining and lodging sponsors into 4 area tours.

A.R.T. is organized and run by “Artists working for Artists.”

A.R.T. works to advance Northwest Iowa Art, educating and helping to develop local markets and tourism.


A.R.T. 2017 Board Members

Haley Rothstein (Graphic Designer-Chair) 320 237-7351 -

Barb McGee (Secretary) 712 295-6315 -

William Lieb (Treasurer) - 712 336-4410 -

Bruce Morrison (Webmaster) 712 728-2199 -

Joleen Dentlinger (Grant Writing/Fundraising) 712 732-6286 -

Julie Hamilton 712 334-4469 -

Judy Hemphill (Photographer) 712/260-1373 -

Beth Cathcart (Communications) - 712 299-5248 -

Marisa Sidles (Grant Writing/Fundraising) - 712 363-1307 -

“Explore NW Iowa A.R.T. in out-of-the-way-places!” • Artisans Road Trip • Box 646, Spirit Lake, IA 51360