The latest news on the Door County art and literary scenes, including features, gallery openings, exhibits, and literature events.

  • Teen Workshops at Peninsula School of Art

    Entering their third season, Peninsula School of Art’s Teen Workshops connect local teens with working artists through a series of hands-on experiences. Artist mentorship, peer feedback and skill building in 2D, 3D, and digital media allow artists ages 13 to 17 to explore their creative potential. Workshops include Breaking Down Images into Abstract Painted Expressions […]

  • Peggy Macnamara Painting at Miller Art Museum

    Watercolorist Peggy Macnamara – artist-in-residence at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History since 1990 – will display her painting “Cabinet with Skulls” in the Miller Art Museum’s Wildlife Biennial XIX through Nov. 2. Macnamara is an adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; an author of children’s books, coloring books and science […]

  • Madison’s Watrous Gallery Honors Dairy State Imagery

    The James Watrous Gallery, at Madison’s Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., will host solo exhibitions by Craig Blietz and S.V. Medaris Nov. 15 – Jan. 26. An artists’ reception will be held Nov. 22, 5-7 pm. Sentimental pet portraits and pastoral farm scenes are part of the Dairy State’s artistic landscape, and Blietz […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reflective-Writing Circle to Meet Monthly

    Join end-of-life doula and author Marggie Hatala for the first gathering of an open, ongoing reflective-writing circle Oct. 12, 10-11 am. The group will meet monthly to experience the group energy of meditation, breathwork and reflective writing time.  This group is for anyone who wants to open to the voice of the divine within and […]

  • Young-Adult Novelist to Visit ADRC of Door County

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, will host a Write On, Door County program with young-adult novelist Angie Stanton on Oct. 15, 10 am. Stanton will share the research process for her time-travel novel, Waking in Time, which involved researching such things as the […]

  • Seed Reads Book Club Holds Inaugural Meeting Oct. 17

    The Door County Seed Library and Sturgeon Bay Library are launching the Seed Reads Book Club to focus on books about building a vibrant community through improving food systems, sustainability and social justice. Mark Schapiro’s Seeds of Resistance is the first pick for the book club’s inaugural gathering Oct. 17, 6-7 pm, at the Sturgeon […]

  • Gary Jones Releases New Memoir

    These days, southwest Wisconsin’s Driftless Area is celebrated – and much photographed – for its rocks, ridges, hills, crannies and sweeping rural vistas. But for Driftless families scratching out a farm existence during the mid-20th century, life was lived with more heart, humor and hardscrabble than pretty pictures might imply. “Wind was a fact of life […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Oct. 11, 2019

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Climate activist Greta Thunberg has signed a two-book deal with Penguin Press that includes a collection of speeches titled No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference and a memoir titled […]

  • Culture Club: An Interview with Ginnie Cappaert

    by Sarah Zamecnik, Executive Director, Francis Hardy Center for the Arts (Hardy Gallery) As part of our annual raffle fundraiser, the Hardy Gallery’s board of directors chose abstract artist Ginnie Cappaert to make an original artwork that embodies the Anderson Warehouse, home to the Hardy Gallery. “Summer Breezes” is a perfect example of Cappaert’s original […]

  • Artzy Studio’s 2019 Holiday Fine Art Show

    Artzy Studio’s second annual holiday fine art show will run Oct. 4-31, featuring 100 new artworks by 10 premier Wisconsin artists: owl art by Clarence P. Cameron; paintings by Irene Olson, Linda Markwardt and Laura Meddaugh; digital photography by Colette Girard; jewelry by Kerri Shannon; jewelry and ceramics by Cynthia L. Koshalek; metal sculpture by […]

  • Ellison Bay Pottery Celebrates American Craft Week

    Ellison Bay Pottery is drawing attention to all the wonderful fine craft in Door County during American Craft Week by hosting two events. On Oct. 5 and 12, 12-3 pm, visit the studio to learn about throwing clay on a potter’s wheel from resident potter John Dietrich. From Oct. 4 to 14, take any old […]

  • Door County Wearable Art Show Returns Oct. 5-6

    The Door County Wearable Art Show ( will return to the Sister Bay Village Hall, 10693 N. Bay Shore Drive, on Oct. 5, 9 am – 5 pm; and Oct. 6, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. The show’s artists are tuned in to the drama and subtleties of the season, creating pieces […]

  • Egg Harbor Galleries Host Artist Demo Day

    Art lovers can visit two Egg Harbor galleries Oct. 5 to watch demonstrations.  Guest artist Leslie Perrino will take her small kiln to Cappaert Contemporary Gallery (920.868.3987), 1-3 pm, to share the basics of applying glass powder to a copper base and, in just minutes, coming out with a shiny, hot, colorful surface known as […]

  • Rossol’s Photography on Display at Cedarburg Art Museum

    Two of Jim Rossol’s photos have been juried into the Cedarburg Art Museum. A team of three jurors evaluated 100 digital artwork entries from eight states for the museum’s sixth annual juried exhibition, titled Night Owls, and 68 works were selected. Rossol ( is an award-winning fine-art photographer who lives in Baileys Harbor. Night Owls […]

  • Meet Sculptor and Storyteller Mark Fischer at Townline Art Fair

    Native American sculptor Mark Fischer will be at Fine Line Design Gallery’s Townline Art Fair on Oct. 12, 10 am – 5 pm; and Oct. 13, 10 am – 4 pm. See his art, and meet the artist and storyteller in person. Woodland pictographs and petroglyphs, traditional Oneida beaded and porcupine quill-work patterns, and a […]

  • BookNook Gardens Opens Fundraising Store in Egg Harbor

    The nonprofit BookNook Gardens group is opening a headquarters and fundraising store, The BookNook Garden House, in the “little blue building” at 4666 Orchard Road in Egg Harbor. The store will offer local, beautifully handmade and crafted garden accents, apparel, tote bags, prints and paintings.  The Garden House is currently promoting its birdhouse egg collection. […]

  • Art in Ephraim Event Returns Oct. 12-13

    The Ephraim Business Council will host the second annual Art in Ephraim weekend Oct. 12-13, when visitors and community members are invited to gallery-hop through the village’s businesses to experience all that Ephraim’s artisan community has to offer. Visitors can pick up a punch card at the Ephraim Visitor Information Center, Artzy Studio, Balistreri Fine […]

  • Celebrate! Sculpture Returns to Egg Harbor

    The nonprofit Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor, which purchases and displays public art in Egg Harbor, welcomes everyone to walk through the village to enjoy the third season of the art show Celebrate! Sculpture. It brings new outdoor sculpture to the village for public display through the end of October. This season there are […]

  • TAP Features Work by Jeanne Kuhns in Lobby Gallery

    Third Avenue Playhouse will feature the work of Jeanne Kuhns in its lobby gallery through Oct. 20. Kuhns gained an appreciation of painting from her grandmother, whom she watched paint in her studio, with the scent of turpentine and cedar trees in the air. Kuhns began painting seriously again in 1996 and sought out the […]