NW Iowa's Self-Guided Open Studio Tour

Saturday, October 12th from 9am to 5pm

and Sunday, October 13th from Noon to 5pm


To promote a venue for established artisans to demonstrate their skills, exhibit and sell their original fine art via a self-guided studio tour through scenic Northwest Iowa, thereby encouraging education, diversity, tourism, economic growth and art appreciation.


Professional artists will welcome guests into their studios to discover and purchase quality original works during the annual Artisans Road Trip (A.R.T.) during the second weekend in October. 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.

Brochures are 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 detailed directions to artist’s studios.

A.R.T. maintains a comprehensive website showcasing involved artists and provides links to individual sites, as well as a regularly updated blog.

A.R.T. organizes studios and host locations 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. Board Members

Haley McAndrews (President) 320 237-7351 - d3monicat@gmail.com

William Lieb (Treasurer) - 712 336-4410 - blieb@mchsi.com

Joleen Dentlinger 712 732-6286 - rjmdent@gmail.com

Barb McGee 712 295-6315 - bmcgeeart@outlook.com

Joanne Alberda 712 722-0372 - wjalbrda@premieronline.net

Beth Cathcart - 712 299-5248 - rockingm.beth@icloud.com

Danielle Clouse-Gast - 712 260-3098 - clousestudios@hotmail.com

“Explore NW Iowa A.R.T. in out-of-the-way-places!”

Artisans Road Trip • Box 646, Spirit Lake, IA 51360