For the last 8 years, Harvester Artist Lofts has created an event that opens its doors to the public where anyone can stop in, tour the building, and find unique handmade gifts from walking sticks to jewelry. Harvester residents come together throughout the year to plan and execute this fun, community driven event to not only help support local artist; but give back to charity as well.
When the doors open and the public enters, they can stop at the entrance welcome desk and receive a warm welcome by some of the resident volunteers who are available to direct guests how to navigate the building and where to located the complimentary hot cocoa and coffee bar! Four floors in total, the Harvester has an elevator and guests are asked to start on the 4th floor and work their way down using the stairs on both ends of the hallways. Tables are lined up on each floor with a variety of vendors who create their goods each year for this event, and showcase their artist skills and services. Every artist that participates, whether it be a resident or local artist will be available at their table to answer questions and perhaps be able to customize a piece for you!
Have you ever been inside a loft here at Harvester? If you havent, you totally need to stop by! A few residents will have their loft open for you to come in and view their craft as well as see the live/work space that is offered by Artspace.org.
SANTA IS COMING! Yes, you heard that right! Santa Claus was able to schedule a stop at the Harvester Art Gallery located on the main level for a limited time on Saturday, December 7th from 1-3pm. Harvester resident and photographer, Jennifer Morgan, will be set up in the gallery offering professional souvenir photos for just $10 per print*. Jennifer has thoughtfully offered to donate 10% of the sales from these souvenir photos to the local, Midlands Humane Society. *(Prints are available only while supplies last).
Enjoy live acoustic holiday style blues? The award winning blues musician, Hector Anchondo, will be playing a special holiday show on Saturday, December 7th from 6p-8p. Tickets for this exclusive show will be on sale via our website and at the door. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will update that link as soon as the event is created. If you have heard of Hector but have not had the chance to hear him play, you NEED to be at this show. Seating will be limited, and tickets to see Hector live sell out quickly.
El Arepon Venezuela Food will be serving up delicious and unique Venezuelan cuisine on both days inside Unit 306! We will have a mini restaurant type set up in a vacant loft for you to rest and enjoy the highly reviewed food!
We have a jam packed weekend of holiday fun, and hope you can stop in and visit with us. Our building is located at 1000 S. Main Street in Council Bluffs, IA. We are on the corner of Main St and 10th Avenue. Parking is limited, so please do not let that deter you from coming in. We are getting new neighbors, the new Hoff Family Arts Center is under construction right next door and our parking areas are limited at this time. You can park in the AllCare Health Center parking lot (just on S. 6th Street about a half a block from our north side entrance) or you can also park along the S. Main Street and around the block. Look for the OPEN flags along the S. Main Street side of the building. We look forward to seeing you!