Our mission


Drawing upon Decorah, Iowa and the surrounding area's rich sense of community, we create uncommon experiences through presenting locally-based collaborative arts across a wealth of local venues. 


four sell-out seasons

In four seasons, 4,000 patrons have attended Water Street productions. 

In four seasons,

200 musicians, actors, artists, dancers and writers

have come together

to ignite the arts in our community.

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In a small-town environment, where music of all kinds is readily available and where the calendar is approaching saturation, the Water Street Music Series achieves the impossible.
— James Griesheimer, Associate Professor of Music (retired), Luther College
Each time an artist performs on a Water St. production, we're proud to pay a stipend for their time and talents. 
Water Street Music Series has tapped a desire for continuing cultural enrichment and expression in the region.
— Richard Torgerson, Luther College President (retired)

You can play a major role
in igniting the arts in our community.

YouR SUPPORT makeS Water Street possible.


Learn more about how engaging your business in the arts builds both traffic towards your business and engagement in the larger arts community. 

Donate to support local arts

Give to support your neighbor artists! In four seasons, Water St. has been able to provide more than $13,000 in artist stipends thanks to donors and audience members like you.