• Make It an Art Weekend

    Fall colors will soon be gone from Door County – both from the trees and from some of its galleries. As October comes to a close, many local galleries will close for the season or at least cut back on their hours. That means this weekend serves as a last hurrah for browsing some fine local […]

  • Ingwersen Unveils ‘Miss Emma’ at The Ridges

    Door County artist James (Jim) J. Ingwersen unveiled his portrait titled “Miss Emma” at The Ridges Sanctuary ( in Baileys Harbor on Sept. 24. Nearly 40 kindred spirits – who, in their own ways, have all contributed to the cultural and environmental well-being of the Door peninsula – joined to celebrate the unveiling.  Ingwersen’s oil painting of […]

  • This Weekend in Door: Pumpkin Patch, Apple Fest & Lighthouse Festival

    Fall festivals are back and it’s a busy weekend in Door County! Outside of the big events, there’s still a lot on the calendar too, with live music, theater, art galleries, markets and outdoor spaces to explore. Pumpkin Patch Weekend in Egg Harbor One of the great weekends for family fun in Door County returns […]

  • Reception for Mojo Rosa’s New Mural is Sept. 22

    If you’ve driven through Egg Harbor recently, you may have noticed that the “roses” mural at Mojo Rosa’s has been replaced with a fresh and colorful design by Sevastopol High School senior Mackenzie Ellefson. The restaurant hosted a scholarship competition early this summer, and Ellefson’s design was chosen to give new life to the building’s […]

  • Helping the Next Generation of Artists and Women to Thrive

    “When she thrives, we all prosper.” This motto of the Women’s Fund of Door County will be put into action at the ARTrageous Benefit on Sept. 21, when Door County’s community of women artists will join together to offer their work for an “artrageous” price of $99 per piece to benefit the women and girls […]

  • Gary Chaudoir Creates Stained-Glass Masterpieces

    You’ll never look at a piece of stained glass the same way again after spending time in Gary Chaudoir’s studio. You can still enjoy the design, the brilliant colors and the way sunlight shining through it casts rainbows around the room, but you’ll also appreciate the fact that its creation was a multi-step process that […]

  • Culture Club: The Evolution of Creative Spaces

    Gracing the entrance to Peninsula School of Art is the last of two gray barns that were at one time the entirety of the school. A wealth of stories surrounds the barns and the generations of students who have taken classes in these spaces. The barns have seen things from welding to painting, giant puppets, […]

  • Barbara Timmerman to Exhibit at Base Camp Coffee

    Barbara Timmerman will return to Base Camp Coffee in September and October with a display of artwork from Egg Harbor to Gills Rock. Known for her light, bright acrylic interpretations of well-known village buildings, she will also include several works from her summer trip to Provence. Base Camp Coffee, 10904 Hwy 42 in Sister Bay, […]

  • Questions & Artists: Rodger Bechtold

    Starting his art career in the world of commercial-art illustration, Rodger Bechtold has spent the past 30-plus years painting landscapes as a full-time artist. His paintings capture the exuberance and wildness of the natural world.  “Caught up in an ever-hyper-busy world, we seem to be drifting away from something very precious, a bond with the […]

  • The Miller Art Museum Goes Surreal

    Big things are happening at the Miller Art Museum, conveniently located inside the Door County Library in beautiful downtown Sturgeon Bay. First up is the exciting, new exhibit, Extraordinary Things: Wisconsin Surrealism in the Permanent Collection – the first exhibition for new curator Helen del Guidice, a Chicago native who comes to the position from […]

  • The Beauty of Ireland at Morning Mist Gallery

    Ed Fenendael, named one of the top 100 artists in the U.S. in the 1990s and Door County’s Master Artist of 2008, has spent so much time in Giverny, France, as a guest artist and teacher in Claude Monet’s famous garden that locals greet him on the street and invite him into their homes. In […]

  • When Clay Meets Fire

    In few places on Earth do the four classical elements of nature — earth, air, water and fire — collide in as beautiful, indestructible and spectacular a form as in a potter’s studio. Only there can a human manipulate the elements into forms that serve, as the late British studio potter Bernard Leach asserted, “the […]

  • Turtle Ridge Adds Space for New Artwork

    There’s something special about traveling to Turtle Ridge Gallery. When you’re there, some of the best parts of Door County come together: the arts and nature. The gallery is somewhat secluded from the already secluded Ellison Bay, settled about one mile down Mink River Road. Arriving at the gallery, you’ll notice a serene quiet and […]

  • Expanding the Art Scene in Egg Harbor

    “Tranquilitree” and “Triathlon” are the newest permanent additions to the Village of Egg Harbor’s art scene. More and more public art is arriving into the Village and momentum is building. Generous donors are confidently contributing, and the village is furthering its “placemaking” – the reimagining of public spaces to become a community’s center. According to […]

  • Wall of Whimsy at Kress Pavilion

    When you look at Randy Detjen’s work, you see that it begs to be touched. Images magically emerge from the wall, and your eye is drawn to find the subtle, yet unmissable details. Therefore, the perfect placement for his new mural is above a bookshelf – out of the reach of sticky little fingers – […]

  • Woodwalk Gallery Celebrates 25th Season

    Having worked together on an 80,000-square-foot bathroom renovation, Jillaine Burton and her husband, Andrew Seefeldt, are comfortable taking on large projects and working at the same pace: fast. So when they moved to Door County, taking on the 10-acre Woodwalk Gallery property was exciting, not daunting. Burton and Seefeldt took over ownership and management of […]

  • Door County Icons Turned into Art

    What had been streaks of color dashed across a computer screen became the outlines and details of the peninsula’s state parks and abundant lighthouses when Ryan Miller, creative director for the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living, designed posters to celebrate the areas Door County is well known for. Once transferred to paper, these vibrant […]

  • ‘Salon of High School Art’

    By Polly Fitz A family trip to Costa Rica inspired 18-year-old Haley Dawson to paint “Mahi Mahi,” one of three art pieces she has on display as part of the Miller Art Museum’s Salon of Door County High School Art. Dawson’s sister likes fish, so she asked Dawson to paint one of the tropical varieties […]

  • Jazz Quintet Helps Popelka Trenchard Glass Celebrate 22 Years 

    It’s not often that jazz and glass blowing are thought of together, but the freestyle elements that both art forms embrace make a marriage between the two more likely than you’d think. To celebrate their 22nd year in Door County, the folks at Popelka Trenchard Glass are inviting the Scandinavian jazz quintet Friends & Neighbors […]

  • How to Get Gallery Representation

    by Kendra Bulgrin, Director, James May Gallery As I begin thinking about our 2020 calendar and my own experience as a painter and gallerist, I thought it would be helpful to artists to make a “what to do” list. Approaching a gallery, whether by email or in person, can seem like a daunting task for […]