This event is held each year on the first Friday in December at 5:30pm at Hotel Manning in Keosauqua.
First Iowa State Bank and Villages Folk School partner up to offer Holidays at the Hotel! Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet the youngsters with treat bags. There will be a holiday themed Make & Take class for those 16 years and younger. On display will be the VB HS Art Exhibit with singalong songs performed by the VB HS Choir.
Join others as they gather in the Villages of Van Buren to learn from the resident artisans in their personal studios. Spend a weekend plein air painting along the Des Moines River, or step back in time as you throw bowls in a Pottery Shop. The inspiring and relaxing atmosphere of scenic Van Buren County, Iowa is, and will continue to be, a haven for creative beings.