104 E. Water St.
Decorah Iowa 52101United States
Located in the historic Hotel Winneshiek building, Agora sells quality handmade works from more than 200 artisans and craftspeople.
Whether you're into locally made art or have an appreciation for pieces from around the world, chances are you'll find something you'll like at Agora. The fun and carefully curated shop carries all sorts of pieces at various price points, including prints, jewelry, photography, sculptures, wood boxes and decorative pottery. We visited during Christmastime and picked up a copy of the 12 Days of an Iowa Christmas to take home; though we have since seen that title for sale at other Iowa booksellers, it seemed like a perfect keepsake after a visit to small-town Decorah. The friendly staff gift wraps your purchases and can tell you all about the artists who made each piece, giving an authentic connection to souvenirs. For a peek before you go, or to learn more after you get home, visit Agora's website for detailed bios on the artists and examples of their work.