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Arts & Culture

The traditional Amana culture still thrives vividly throughout our community. The Amana Colonies are home to a flourishing artistic community rooted in both local and regional influences. Explore the traditional Amana art forms our local artisans still practice such as woodworking, willow basketry and needlework.

Peruse our art galleries offering original paintings, hand-colored print etchings, decorative ceramics and much more. Familiarize yourself with Amana culture by visiting the Amana Heritage Museum located in a 19th century schoolhouse or enjoy live entertainment at one of our multiple venues throughout the year. The unique culture in the Amana Colonies is one for the whole family to enjoy.

Enjoy the company of Family, Friends, Co-workers or a Couple Paint when you join us in an (about) three hour long how-to session painting event. Check event listings or call us to schedule studio time. Parties for Adults, Children or Families.


612 45th Ave, Ama

Check our the Events Calendar for Scheduled Events. Private parties by Appointment Only

[gallery ids="39376,38116,40210"] Paint & A Paint is Amana’s only paint and byob studio where you can do step-by-step painting in a very fun, stress-free atmosphere. An entertainment-style art class. Evening classes involve music and fun with old friends and new -  interspersed…

Custom Built Furniture in Your Choice of Woods.


2773 Hwy 6, South Amana

Winter Hours are M-Sat 9:30-4:30 CLOSED on Sundays

Schanz Furniture & Refinishing is a Family Owned Business specializing in New Furniture, Repairing and Refinishing Old Furniture and Creating Custom Furniture in your Choice of Woods. Located 1/2 mile East of South Amana, Iowa on U.S. Hwy 6 Trail.

The art gallery and studio are open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 5, Sundays from 10 to 4....and by appointment. The studio is located in a 1868 Amana home that was once a communal kitchen. The home is…