Amana Festival of the Arts

Saturday, August 8, 2015
10am - 5pm
Middle Park, Middle Amana
This special event will feature sales of fine arts, crafts and traditional Colony folk arts by local and guest artists. A unique part of the festival will be demonstrations as visitors will enjoy observing: woodturning, quilting, tinsmithing, basket-making, spinning and painting. Guests will also enjoy local foods such as Amana bratwurst, kraut, homemade apple fritters and baked goods along with a special homemade rhubarb drink. Entertainment throughout the day: Sweet Cacophony, Dustin Busch and Blame Not The Bard. Also a children’s art corner and an Amana Colony Quilt raffle.

New Exhibit: Amana Arts Guild Greater Amana Area Art Show

The Amana Arts Guild plans an Open House for Thursday July 9, 5-7:00pm for the start of the Greater Amana Area Art Show exhibit. This show and sale will feature recent works in all media by local area artists. Visit with the artists and view the new art work. This exhibit will be at the Arts Guild Gallery from July 9 through September 7.

The Amana Arts Guild is open daily except closed on Tuesdays. Gallery hours are 10:30am – 4:30pm. Sunday hours are 11am – 4pm. The Arts Guild is located one block north of Hwy 220 in High Amana. For more information call 319-622-3678 or e-mail

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

June 29 – July
3 Rock Paper, willow mixed-media wall sculpture, instructor: Pam Dennis

July 27 – 31
Children’s Colony Art Camp PDF Details & Registration Form

September 26 – 27
Colored Pencil Weekend, instructor: Katie Plucker & Will Hildebrant

October 9 – 11
Willow Harvest Weekend, instructor: Joanna Schanz


Old World Crafts & Education

The Amana Arts Guild offers a rich diversity of programs and activities providing a wide range of cultural experiences in all area of the arts. Established in 1978 as a non-profit organization, the Guild continues to expand its list of programs and serves as a valuable resource for the Amana community, the state of Iowa, and the entire Midwest region.

Our educational program includes seasonal classes and summer (July) workshops for children and adults. They include but are not limited to: painting, blacksmithing, basketry, tinsmithing, woodworking, rug weaving, and photography.

The Amana Arts Guild encourages efforts of all citizens in the preservation of local cultural heritage. In addition it offers the public a variety of seasonal events including; a Festival of American Basketry, a Festival of the Arts, a Fall Fiber and Clay Art Show, a Communal Meal Celebration as well as Biannual Song and Poetry Festival. Each year the Guild presents a "Friends of the Arts Award" to individuals who have made important contributions towards growth of artistic life in Amana.

The Guild maintains an arts center in High Amana as well as a wagon and blacksmith shop in West Amana.