Through Fiscal Sponsorship, Driftless Art Collective (Dartco) accepts donations and grants which can be considered tax exempt through our 501(c)(3) status, on behalf of our current Projects. You can be sure that by clicking the Donate for a particular Project, that your gift is heading to directly support the activities and events of the Project.
Projects are Members of Dartco, which includes right to a vote to guide the goals of our organization, and we collect a small administrative fee (%) which helps us to keep our records up to scratch. If you want to know more about the activities and events of our Projects, please follow the links to their websites.
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Water Street Music Series (WSMS)
Water Street Music Series celebrates the vibrant artistic talent of Decorah and brings students, Luther faculty, and community artists on stage together for performances that tip the scales of music tradition.
Started in 2011 by Dan Fernelius and Lindsay Sheridan, WSMS hosts a season of concerts that range from folk to classical to jazz and the many sounds between.
Musical, theatrical, and visual arts collide, and audiences fall in love with a whole new way to experience great music.
ArtHaus gained independent status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization summer 2014.
ArtHaus is downtown Decorah’s home for the visual, performing, and literary arts, offering creative programs for all ages.
Kristen Underwood and Lea Donhowe Lovelace opened ArtHaus in the fall of 2008, through Fiscal Sponsorship with Dartco, to provide a bright and beautiful venue for quality art education and experiences.
ArtHaus offers professional instruction in the arts to students of all ages. ArtHaus hosts free and low-cost events throughout the year such as poetry slams, gallery openings, art fairs, theatre, dance, and live music.
Oneota Film Festival
Oneota Film Festival (OFF) is an annual event that takes place in Decorah, Iowa.
OFF was established in 2008 by a dedicated group including representatives of host Luther College, the Decorah Public Library, and local film enthusiasts.
In early March, filmmakers and the community come together in Decorah for a weekend of viewing new, nationally recognized films and selected local/regional submissions. The event presents a range of films focusing on adventure, eco travel, education, the environment, food/agriculture and social justice.