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104 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1802
+1 563-382-8786
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Classy selection

Visited this store today to pick up early Christmas gifts. Always a treat to see what Gail is... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Richard L
Agora Arts -- the best of NE IA regional artistic work

Agora Arts is a "must visit" for anyone who is unfamiliar with the rich artistic community in the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Decorah, United States
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7 Sep 2017
“Agora Arts -- the best of NE IA regional artistic work”
9 Nov 2017
“Classy selection”
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104 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1802
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Visited this store today to pick up early Christmas gifts. Always a treat to see what Gail is carrying on inventory. This place is a hidden treasure in Decorah, and yet is conveniently located next to the Hotel Winneshiek.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Agora Arts is a "must visit" for anyone who is unfamiliar with the rich artistic community in the Driftless Area, particularly northeast Iowa. Proprietor Gail Bolson-Magnuson is an artist and savvy collector of some of the best, most outstanding, and innovative artwork in the area....More

Thank L2315NHbillm
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Agora Arts is just what Decorah needs. Artsy and wonderfully unique. Great selection of things you may want for yourself or as gifts.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This shop is lovely. It has interesting art from the area and beyond. It has lots of fun and funky jewelry that is both unique and affordable. We purchased a wedding gift that day and got great service and recommendations. Stop in and feast your...More

Thank Melissa I
Reviewed 29 April 2015

I stop here every time I have reason to take my daughter back and forth to Luther College. They have a great selection of handmade items - furniture, pottery, earrings, and more. I almost always leave with a pair of unique earrings, and occasionally a...More

Thank winniewms
Reviewed 6 January 2015

They always have so many fun things to look at! This time we bought several items, including one very large piece. The owner (I assume) helped wrap it up with a lot of bubble wrap and made sure it was safely put in our vehicle....More

Thank Denvergal1234
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Lots of Story People items by Brian Andreas. Plus pottery, jewelry and a helpful staff person. Liked the variety, location and support of local artists.

Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 26 April 2014

With a combination of the art of about (50) artists from painting, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, glass, and so much more you have to check this place out! Upscale. Friendly owner and staff. Unusual, high end pieces. We wanted almost everything! :)

Thank cstrickln
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a very unique store with jewelry, prints, hand made and painted furniture, Story People prints and more. It is a bit pricey but inexpensive gifts are also available. The merchandise is so unique and very unusual and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Edie108
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is not "just another" gifty store with the usual array of "stuff" some owner loads up on at a wholesaler. Many original pieces, the "Story People" collection, fun items of all kinds. We bought an artist's rendering of a moose head that we had...More

Thank koolbill
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