Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to live music with The OK Factor, hors d’oeuvres by Hotel Chef Tom Skold and a cash bar. Guests may bid on an impressive collection of artwork during the silent auction from 6:30-8 p.m., featuring pottery, jewelry, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, fiber work, glass and much more, created and donated by regional artists and ArtHaus student artists. (Submitted photo)
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to live music with The OK Factor, hors d’oeuvres by Hotel Chef Tom Skold and a cash bar. Guests may bid on an impressive collection of artwork during the silent auction from 6:30-8 p.m., featuring pottery, jewelry, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, fiber work, glass and much more, created and donated by regional artists and ArtHaus student artists. (Submitted photo)

ArtHaus will host its fifth annual Garden Party and Art Auction Friday, May 3, at the Steyer Opera House in the Hotel Winneshiek.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to live music with The OK Factor, hors d'oeuvres by Hotel Chef Tom Skold and a cash bar. Guests may bid on an impressive collection of artwork during the silent auction from 6:30-8 p.m., featuring pottery, jewelry, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, fiber work, glass and much more, created and donated by regional artists and ArtHaus student artists.

A live art auction begins at 8 p.m., with auctioneer Joe Gavle.

The OK Factor is a string duo comprised of Olivia Hahn, cello and Karla Dietmeyer, violin. Full of life and energy, this duo performs original tunes and arrangements of traditional folk melodies, combining these with their classical training to produce a progressive folk sound in collaboration with special guest Ehler Orngard on fiddle, banjo and bouzouki.

This year's fundraiser is made possible by the generosity of Decorah Bank and Trust, Thrivent Financial, Hotel Winneshiek, West Side Dental, Amundsen's Clothing/The Good Foot.

Tickets for the event are $15 per person and can be purchased at ArtHaus, the Oneota Community Co-op or at the door the night of the event. Proceeds from the event support the ArtHaus Youth Sholarship Fund, available for all youth programming at ArtHaus, and the many free and low-cost community arts events presented by ArtHaus throughout the year.

For more information, call 382-5440 or email arthaus508@gmail.com.

ArtHaus, Decorah's home for the visual, performing, and literary arts, provides quality arts experiences for all ages, and free or low-cost arts events through the sponsorship of Driftless Art Collective or D.ART Co.

All contributions in support of ArtHaus made to D.ART Co. are tax deductible. D.ART Co. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.