Summer Children's Colony Summer Arts Camp

Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1

This year we will have a five day Colony Art Camp for ages 6-14, July 28 through August 1; this includes four classes from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Students can enroll in all four classes and stay the whole day for $60 for the week or enroll in a single class for $20 for the week. Enrollment is limited.

PDF Details & Registration | registration deadline: July 15

Amana Festival of the Arts

Saturday, August 9

PDF Guest Artist Application Form

The Amana Arts Guild will sponsor its Festival of the Arts on Saturday August 9, 10 AM – 5 PM at the Middle Amana Park in Middle Amana, Iowa. 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 brats, kraut, homemade apple fritters and baked goods along with a special homemade rhubarb drink. Entertainment throughout the day: The Straightback Chair, Dustin Busch and Sweet Cacophony. Also a children’s art corner and an Amana Colony Christmas Pyramid raffle. A family event…. no admission fee…… parking $1 per car. For more information contact: Amana Arts Guild: 319 622-3678 | E-mail:



Woodfest 2014

A festival of and about wood.
Saturday, August 22 - 24
Amana Colonies RV Park & Event Center

Friday 11AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday 10AM-4PM

PDF Woodfest Vendor Registration & Details

Come shop, browse, learn from or visit with regional and national woodcrafters or wood product vendors at the air-conditioned Amana Colonies RV Park & Event Center. Woodfest features handcrafted wood items, tools, equipment, demonstrations, sales and free admission! Also, NEW this year is our Tool Swap Meet where you can get rid of tools you no longer use or aquire equipment or tools you don’t have. For more information, email or phone: (319) 622-3908.

PDF Tool Swap Vendor Registration


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.