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

  • W. Vartanian & Son Expands Offerings

    Wally Vartanian, Sr. and his son Wally, Jr., owners of W. Vartanian & Son, Inc. in Sister Bay, will be celebrating the grand opening of their wall to wall carpet department Thursday, June 26 – Monday, June 30.

  • 2 Poems

    @ Gravity’s Cafe The corner café sits on broken concrete amid hoary overgrown brush a reflection of solitary neglect. Yet … … the aging men with wooly white hair, ragged beards and sagging wrinkles shuffle in on a daily basis, sip bitter black coffee, and eat greasy biscuits when "money is right," tell jokes with […]

  • A Review – “The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox”

    I am going to pound the drums in recommending this literary gem by Maggie O’Farrell, a must read for this or any other year.

  • A Review – “Away”

    Away is a dark story. The central character, Lillian Leyb, is 22 when the book opens in 1924 with a pogrom in Russia that leaves her bereft – her husband and parents killed before her eyes, and her three-year-old daughter disappeared.

  • Peninsula Park Video Release and Screening

    On Wednesday, July 2 at 7 pm the author of The Park and the producer of Peninsula State Park: The Video, Norm Alabaugh, will be presenting a public screening of his recently released video.

  • Friends Book Sale Set for End of July

    The Annual Friends of the Door County Library Book Sale will be held July 24 to July 26 in Sturgeon Bay. This year’s sale will be held at the Sturgeon Bay Branch of the Door County Library, 107 South 4th Avenue.

  • Barbara Foley Tours Door County for Book Signings

    Door County lovers everywhere will be enchanted with The Door to a Man’s Heart, the true story of two teenagers, Warren Rogers and Betty Yule, who have a summer romance while camping with their families in Peninsula State Park during the Great Depression, and the pact that keeps them together for over sixty years.

  • Summer Book Club Begins in Ephraim

    At the request of patrons, a summer book club begins in Ephraim next month. All who enjoy being a member of a summer book club – year ‘round and seasonal residents, short-term guests, those from neighboring villages – are cordially invited.

  • Scrap Iron

    He said it’d be easy…said I’d be done by noon. I was still doing a good job of ignoring him when he started to beg, and I folded like a cheap sheet. “Okay,” I said.

  • Authors and After Words

    The biographical descriptions of the life of George MacDonald (1824-1905) will vary greatly depending on the source.

  • Oil and Pastel Painter Bonnie Paruch

    Bonnie Paruch paints landscapes and still life, beach scenes and winter scenes, market places and jazz clubs, bouquets of daisies and arranged tea sets.

  • Explore An American Masterpiece

    Among the grandest, most astonishing, and original visions in American art are the large-scale works of artist-environment builders.

  • UWGB Graduate Exhibits in Two Rivers

    Eight prints by Kewaunee County resident and recent UWGB graduate, Don Krumpos, are on display at the Abotzo Gallery in Two Rivers, WI. The exhibit constitutes Krumpos senior semester of work and marks his first solo exhibition.

  • Oil Painting and Woodturning Highlighted at Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery

    Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery will feature the oil paintings of David S. Lupes and the woodturnings of Ralph Pipp during the Mid-Summer Exhibit starting July 1 and continuing through August 4.

  • Donna Brown to Exhibit

    Watercolorist and printmaker Donna Brown will display her works at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) Gallery at their new location in Ephraim this July.

  • Link Gallery Hosts Door County Art League

    The Door County Art League exhibit “The Way We See It III,” featuring the artwork of 38 league members, continues through August 3 at the Link Gallery in Fish Creek.

  • Santa Fe Shop Features de Anda

    The Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek is proud to introduce artistic lamps and accessories by artist and designer Carlos de Anda. A world-renowned artist, de Anda completed his architectural studies in Guanajuato.

  • Madeline Tourtelot Archives and Study Center Opens at PAS

    The original office and studio of Peninsula Art School (PAS) founder Madeline Tripp Tourtelot re-opened to the public on Saturday, June 21.

  • Nelsons’ Photography Returns to Door County Art Fairs

    For the fifth consecutive year, award-winning photographers Greg and Lynn Nelson are returning to display and sell their photographs at many Door County art fairs.

  • Miller Art Museum Schedules Summer Art Classes

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM) will once again be hosting summer art classes for children and adults. The classes are scheduled for July 9 – 12 and July 16 – 19.