Art

Art resources are the diverse range of human activities creating visual or performance art, including painting, sculpture, music, theater, and dance.  These artifacts express the author or maker’s imaginative and technical skills, and may incorporate other elements such as history or culture.  Art may be characterized in terms of mimesis, expression, communication of emotion, or other qualities.  Artistic resources are intended to be appreciated for their beauty, workmanship, and/or emotional power and are meant to be interpreted by the viewer.  Though the definition of art varies over time and between individuals, we will consider art anything stemming from human agency that displays creativity or technical skills.  Collectively, these diverse art resources tell the story of the Northeast Iowa.

Featured Art Resources

  • Northeast Iowa Studio Art tour

    Join us for the 20th Annual Studio Tour on October 13-15, 2017! 52 Artists at 40 locations. The Tour is a scenic, drive on curvy, hilly roads, through lush valleys and along ridge-tops, with views that go for miles.

  • Steel Cow Gallery

    Original cow paintings of ``the girls and friends`` and other items hand made in Iowa.

  • Bronze Statues in Howard County

    Bronze statues depicting ``childhood joys`` scattered throughout Howard County's communities of Cresco, Lime Springs, and Elma.