Category: Art News

  • New Miller Exhibit Highlights Abstract Art

    On Jan. 16, the Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay will unveil a new abstract-art exhibition. From Deep Within: Meditations of Wisconsin Abstractions will feature the work of Marjorie Mau of Green Bay, Cristian Andersson of Appleton and Alyssa Krause of Milwaukee. Seven new works by Mau contemplate the compressed spaces and stacked rock […]

  • Dawn Patel Leads Creative, Online Workshops

    If the words or feelings of falling “between the cracks” speak to you, the Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor invites you to participate in a group exhibition at the Kress Pavilion. Between the Cracks: The Gift of Liminality will be an exploration of creative potential. In advance, Door County artist and educator Dawn Patel […]

  • Steel Bridge Creative District Provides New Collaborative Opportunities

    Sturgeon Bay has long hosted a thriving arts and performance scene and has been a perfect place for cross-genre collaboration, all of which has lent itself to forming the Sturgeon Bay Creative District. “The mission of the Creative District is to collaborate and cross-pollinate mediums,” said Stephanie Trenchard, who creates works in glass at Popelka […]

  • The Clearing to Host Akerly’s Virtual Paper-Arts Classes

    Nancy Akerly, paper artist of Liberty Grove Paper Arts, will teach four classes virtually via Zoom through The Clearing this winter. Select from the Squash Blossom Box on Feb. 6 and March 6, and the Never-ending Rolling Cube on Feb. 13 and March 13, all held 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Participants will need to […]

  • A Girl in the Woods: The forest-inspired creations of Jodi Rose

    In a way, Jodi Rose spent 10 years working on the life-sized, bejeweled dress titled “Timberella 3,” even though she only started actually working on it in 2018. Completing the art piece required a journey that began with her departure from Door County, where she had been an active part of the Door County art […]

  • Liberty Grove Paper Arts Offering January Classes

    Liberty Grove Paper Arts ( will offer a Basic Treasure Box class Jan. 9, 10 am – 12:30 pm. This class is perfect if you have never made a covered book board box before, would like to review the basics of paper cartonnage, or would simply enjoy a morning of creating a lovely piece of […]

  • Ellison Bay Pottery To Begin Winter Hours

    Ellison Bay Pottery will be open daily, 11 am – 4 pm, until the end of the year, when it will switch over to winter hours: Friday and Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm. The gallery will close for Christmas and New Year’s. Curbside pickup is always available, and masks are required.

  • Year in Review: Between Pandemic and Politics, Art Remained Relevant

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, as Charles Dickens famously penned for the opening of A Tale of Two Cities.  The worst of times were brought on by a global pandemic that at first caused galleries and studios across the county to delay openings. When they did reopen, it […]

  • Woodwalk Gallery Seeks Submissions for Virtual Spring Show

    Woodwalk Gallery seeks to give online exposure to amateur and  professional artists who work in 2D media and whose pieces demonstrate ingenuity and inspiration. Cash-prize recipients in this juried exhibit will be able to display their winning works virtually March 1 through April – the opening two months of the 2021 Door County art season.  The […]

  • Register for The Clearing Folk School’s Winter Classes

    The Clearing Folk School’s 2021 winter program of classes is now open for registration. More than 30 classes will be offered Jan. 7 – March 31, either in-person outdoors or online. No in-person indoor classes will be held during this session.  Find full class descriptions and registration details at Then register online, by mail, […]

  • Pop-up Artisan Market Continues Dec. 23

    The Door County Artisan Market Pop-Up Series, hosted by Door County Wildflower Candles & More, has added a special holiday gift market Dec. 23, 10 am – 1 pm, at the Door County Fitness Studio in Sister Bay. This market will feature a variety of Door County artists and makers who specialize in giftable goods, […]

  • Idea Gallery Shows Small Works

    Through Dec. 20, Idea Gallery is showing its Small Works Exhibit: a collection of smaller, moderately priced works that are good for holiday gift giving and provide a great opportunity to shop locally. The gallery features work in pottery, painting, cast glass, blown glass, assemblage, paper collage and jewelry, and each week it adds new […]

  • State Park Sticker Design Contest on Now

    High school students may enter designs for the 2022 state park admission stickers during the 2022 Wisconsin State Park Sticker Design Contest through April 30, 2021. Emma Džurbanová, a junior foreign-exchange student from the Czech Republic at Rice Lake High School designed the winning 2021 admission sticker, which featured a wintery image for the first […]

  • MAM, Libraries Partner for Big Read Art Response

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM) is partnering with the Door County Library to add a visual-arts component to the 2021 NEA Big Read program, which features Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven: a book that contemplates art in a postpandemic America.  The museum is seeking participation from artists and the community to create artworks in response […]

  • Five Galleries Extend Season for Holiday Shopping

    During a season made unusual by the pandemic, five Door County galleries will extend their season for holiday shopping. To shop meaningfully, shop local! The participating galleries are Idea Gallery, open daily through Dec. 24, 11 am – 4 pm; Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, open Friday – Sunday in December, 10 am – 4 pm; Woodwalk […]

  • Artisan Market to Pop Up in Sister Bay on Saturdays

    Jackie Campbell of Door County Wildflower Candles & More and Sophie Parr of Maps by Sophie are joining Trisha Ellis Arujo, owner of Door County Fitness Studio on Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay, to host the Door County Artisan Pop-up Market every December Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm, at the fitness studio. The […]

  • James May – A Gallery Gone Virtual

    James May Gallery in Algoma has closed its doors, but it hasn’t disappeared. It’s merely gone virtual through the online art platform Artsy and through its own website. Kendra Bulgrin and her husband, Jimmy Eddings, opened the gallery in 2015 and then expanded it in 2019 to a second building, James May North at 219 […]

  • Putting Her Heart on the Canvas

    Monica Ramirez on the opening of her Jefferson Street gallery Jefferson Street in Sturgeon Bay may have lost Bliss to the former Prange/Younkers building, but it has gained a small art gallery and studio a few doors away. The Mona Lucy Gallery is showing the paintings of Monica Ramirez, plus, occasionally, pottery by a friend, […]

  • Fine Line Designs Hosts annual Holiday Open House

    Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim will host its annual Holiday Open House Nov. 27 and 28, 10 am – 4 pm. Gallery specials will be featured throughout the weekend. “A holiday gift from a Door County artist or any artist is very special,” said gallery owner, Shari Gransee. “Not only because it supports the […]

  • Arts Organizations Receive Grants

    Music, visual-art, live-performance and other cultural organizations have always been more than just purveyors of entertainment – they’ve been important providers of healing and hope, especially during difficult times.  In recognition of the significant role these institutions play around the state, Gov. Tony Evers has designated $5 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and […]