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“A family favorite”
Review of Agora

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Decorah, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A family favorite”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live in Decorah, and this is one of my favorite spots for unique gifts. It's also a favorite for family and friends who come to visit; no visit is complete until they've gone to Agora!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Rhonda T
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Ossian, Iowa, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Entirely Unique, A Little Pricey”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Loved the unique selection of locally crafted art and gifts! Ranging from sculptures to jewelry beads. The items are a bit pricey, but some things get your attention with their rarity and you can't pass them up. And Hey! who doesn't want to support local art?

Visited April 2013
Thank GlennaMunuswamy
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Park Ridge, IL
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Artsy gem in downtown Decorah”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Agora features works in all media by a variety of artists. It is fun to just go and look at the unique items they display, which they do beautifully. The store is technically in the Winnishiek Hotel, a lovely historic hotel, but you enter the store from Water Street, not the hotel lobby. The staff is really nice as well. When I admired a painting on the wall which was out of my price range, the attendant showed me two alternative presentations of the same work. One was a reasonably priced poster, and one was a note card, which she suggested putting in a floating glass frame since it was not a standard size for matting. Given the quality of merchandize, it would be easy for the staff to be pretentious, but like the rest of this town, they are warm and welcoming. This store is truly a gem. Anyone with an interest in the arts would enjoy a visit here.

Visited October 2012
3 Thank Susan P
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Deocrah, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“beautiful arts and crafts at every price point--something for everyone!”
Reviewed April 16, 2010

one of the best stores ANYWHERE. Agora features gorgeous jewelry, beautiful (and functional) pottery, original sculptures, clever prints and paintings, and much more. From inexpensive gifts (the $9 wooden bud vases are a personal favorite) to hand-made, one-of-a-kind furniture, you will fall in love with this incredible store. Gail has fabulous taste, and you can be sure that everything she chooses to put in her store is a work of art.

p.s. Don't be confused by the word "craft": this is NOT a store full of country CRAP. If you're looking for junky candles and plastic flowers, GO ELSEWHERE.

2 Thank fox4cefive
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