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

  • Artists Create Butterfly Houses for Habitat for Humanity Auction

    Habitat for Humanity’s Vintage Home and Garden Fair will feature a garden of habitats for butterflies, so premier Door County artists have created beautiful and distinctive butterfly houses. All proceeds will support Habitat for Humanity’s work to build additional decent, affordable housing in the county. Donation bids are being accepted on Facebook (search for Vintage […]

  • Creating Connections at Wearable Art Show

    The Door County Wearable Art Show ( – celebrating nine years in 2019 –  will be held Aug. 24, 9 am – 5 pm; and Aug. 25, 10 am – 4 pm, at the Sister Bay Village Hall. Admission is free. For the 11 artists involved, it is an annual celebration of change, connection with […]

  • Printmaking Demo and Workshop with Barbara Manger

    Barbara Manger will give a monotype (monoprint) demonstration at Idea Gallery on Aug. 24, 1-3 pm; and will lead a monotype workshop Aug. 25, 12-4 pm. “The engaging process of monotype is both easy and challenging,” Manger said. “A beginner will find this technique tantalizing in its possibilities. An experienced artist will discover new avenues […]

  • Final Season for Door County Scrimshanders

    Door County Scrimshanders proprietors Dawn and Gary Kiracofe plan to retire after 40 years in business, so 2019 will be the store’s last season in north Ephraim. The Kiracofes opened their first scrimshaw shop on Mackinac Island in 1979. They moved here and opened Door County Scrimshanders at the Shops of Green Gables in 1993. […]

  • Jewelry with a Twist at Bazyli

    Tucked away in a private garden setting, yet close to Highway 57 in Baileys Harbor, you’ll find Bazyli Studio Wearable Art Gallery: home to resident artists Peter Ciesla and Skye. In addition to their personal work, they’ve collaborated on hand-crafted beaded jewelry since 2002, winning numerous awards and gracing runways nationwide.  Their most recent work […]

  • ‘The Crymost’ Discussion and Book Signing Aug. 18

    Novel Bay Booksellers, 44 N. Third Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, welcomes author Dean H. Wild for a book signing and author discussion Aug. 18, 1 pm. He’s the author of The Crymost, a horror story set in a fictional Wisconsin town.  Just outside of Knoll, Wisconsin, there’s a place known as the Crymost, where people […]

  • ‘Joie de Vivre’ Reflective Writing Workshop at The Pearl

    Marggie Hatala will lead a reflective writing workshop called Discovering Joie de Vivre on Aug. 20, 6-7:30 pm, at The Pearl of Door County (  “Joie de vivre” is a French phrase that expresses a cheerful enjoyment of life or an exultation of spirit. During this workshop, participants will use meditation, breath work and sound to […]

  • Book Signing with Photographer Thomas Jordan

    Novel Bay Booksellers is selling Door County: The Places and Faces. All Four Seasons. – a limited-edition photo-essay book by photographer/author Thomas Jordan – as a fundraiser to support Literacy Door County. The organization provides one-to-one adult tutoring for basic literacy and English Language Learners and advocates throughout the community for its students. “This is a […]

  • 2019-20 Great Lakes/Great Books Selections

    The Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group – presented by Write On, Door County ( and the Door County Maritime Museum – will return for its sixth season, starting Sept. 5, to explore books that have a Great Lakes focus. The free program runs monthly on the first Thursday, 10:30 am – 12 pm, September through May, […]

  • Door County Author Releases ‘Bad Seed’

    Richard Lieberman’s new novel, Bad Seed, was released in June 2019 by Eyewear Publishing and is available at Novel Bay Booksellers in Sturgeon Bay. It’s the story of a brilliant and beautiful young scientist who genetically engineers a health-enhancing food. Her path from poverty to billionaire icon is a portrait of a complex, flawed woman […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: ‘Praise for Dark Things Too’

    curated by the Door County Poets Collective Sharon Auberle is a poet and photographer who fell in love with Door County in 1984 and made it her home in 2008. She has a number of poetry collections, four of which include collaborations with other poets. Her latest book is a poetry/sketch collaboration with poet and artist […]

  • Cradle to Career Program Receives Episcopal Outreach Grant

    The Outreach Committee of the Episcopal Church of Christ the King and Holy Nativity selected Cradle to Career, a program of the Lakeshore CAP (community action program), to receive its second-quarter 2019 outreach grant. The church has pledged $1,000 per quarter to local community-service programs in addition to its ongoing support of the Lakeshore CAP […]

  • Celebrating Local Artists in Sister Bay at Door County Festival of Fine Arts

    Visit the 17th annual Door County Festival of Fine Arts ( on Aug. 10, 10 am to 5 pm, in Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park to partake of the only annual Door County art show that features only Door County artists. Thirty artists will show their work and demonstrate their craft throughout the day. Visitors may […]

  • Idea Gallery Opening and Demonstration

    Idea Gallery is featuring Wendell Arneson and David Hymes in Exhibit III, with an opening reception Aug. 10, 4-7 pm, when both artists will be available to talk about their works. A St. Olaf College professor emeritus of art, Arneson creates canvases that explode with color and symbolism and drawings that are mixed-media collages, more […]

  • Door County Landscapes in Plum Bottom Show

    Plum Bottom Gallery’s Painted Door County: Art Show 5 will run Aug. 10 to Sept. 8, with the opening reception Aug. 10, 1-4 pm, at the Plum Bottom Road location. There you can meet Door County artist Mary White, Krista Carlsen and Gail Gilson-Pierce; learn about their inspirations and techniques; and see their newest work, […]

  • Hand-Carved Woodcut Prints at UU Gallery

    Printmaker Chris Style is the featured artist in Stories and Inspirations, the August exhibit at the UU Gallery in north Ephraim. It features a selection of prints from her “Stories from the Heart” woodcut series and large-scale prints created for steamroller print events. Some works that inspire Style will also be shown alongside her work, […]

  • New Stained Glass, Jewelry Trunk Show at Artzy Studio

    Wisconsin artist Norma Hove will show her latest stained-glass creations at Artzy Studio. Hove has been creating stained glass for more than 30 years and uses jewel tones and warm golden and rust colors. Her new artwork incorporates a prairie theme similar to the Prairie style used in Frank Lloyd Wright’s home designs.  Wisconsin metalsmith […]

  • Trupin’s ‘Rooms with a View’ Series at Fine Line

    In addition to the rotating exhibits at Fine Line Designs Gallery, more than 100 artists are exhibiting there this season. One whose work is currently on display is former Door County resident and longtime gallery favorite Donna Lindboe Trupin (, whose recent move to Nashville inspired “Interiors: Rooms with a View.” “After 20 years in […]

  • Kendra Bulgrin in ‘Indiana Green’ Exhibit

    James May Gallery owner and artist Kendra Bulgrin ( is a featured artist in Indiana Green: 10th Year Anniversary – a regional group exhibition of 2-D and 3-D works by Wisconsin, Illinois and Oregon artists – at the Cedarburg Cultural Center that’s on display until Aug. 25. The exhibition features a diverse body of work by […]

  • Women’s Fund’s Artrageous Benefit to Return Sept. 21

    An Artrageous Benefit – celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Women’s Fund of Door County (WFDC, and offering the chance to purchase original, 2-D and 3-D art for $99 – will return Sept. 21. A preview will begin at 3 pm at Rehberg’s Hidden Acres Farm, 11128 Beach Road in Sister Bay, and the art […]