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

  • Peninsula Jeweler Hosts Gem Dig

    Peninsula Jeweler, located at 218 S. Neenah Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, is hosting a Gem Dig for the public on Saturday, June 14 from 11 am – 4 pm. For five dollars, participants will be provided a bucket of sand in which to “pan for gems.

  • Off the Wheel Pottery Hosts “10th Anniversary Celebration”

    Off the Wheel Pottery is hosting an open house on Thursday, June 19 to celebrate ten successful years of business. The anniversary reception, complete with wine and hors d’oeuvres, is free to the public and will take place from 6 – 9 pm on the Country Road E property.

  • Noble House Art Show

    Artwork by local artist Mary Blotti Anderson will be on display at the Noble House Office and Education Center in Fish Creek on Saturday, June 21 from 1 – 4 pm as part of an open house.

  • Amish Quilts Featured at Jacksonport Craft Cottage

    The Amish quilt room at the Jacksonport Craft Cottage showcases nearly 100 Amish quilts, recently hand-picked by owners Sue and Joe Jarosh. Quilts, wall hangings, and other Amish made items are available, as well as texts regarding the Amish lifestyle.

  • Hands On Art Opportunities

    Throughout the summer months, Hands On Art Studio is offering instructional workshops as well as walk in, freewheeling creative experiences for any individual wishing to create a work of art.

  • Local Photographers’ Published in National Magazine

    Sister Bay residents, Lucas and Heather Frykman, became nationally published photographers for the first time with their article, “Common Loons,” in the Maine-based quarterly magazine Nature Photographer.

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery Announces Exhibit II Artist Reception

    Three artists – oil painters Lori Beringer and Anne Powell and watercolorist Tom Barnes – combine to create the second exhibit of the Fine Line Designs Gallery’s 2008 Season.

  • Exploring Artists’ Relationships

    To celebrate their 41st summer season, the Blue Dolphin House and BDH Studio will present a series of events showcasing the relationship artists’ share with their family and friends entitled “Artist, Friends, and Family.

  • Five Poems By Brickman

    After a hard winter, that does not quite seem to know when to quit and just in time to inspire a languishing spring to bloom into summer, we again offer you, Dear Reader, five freshly fugitive morsels of sensible sapience from our own wise man for all seasons, Jay Brickman.

  • Book Review

    With the coming of spring, and not a moment too soon, Marsh River Editions presents Two off Q: a conversation in poetry by June Nirschl and Judy Roy.

  • Two Poets to Read at The Peninsula Bookman

    Poets June Nirschl and Judy Roy will be at The Peninsula Bookman in Fish Creek on Thursday, June 26 at 7 pm to read from and sign copies of their new book Two Off Q: a conversation in poetry.

  • Blei Reads from “Meditations”

    Norbert Blei will celebrate the release of the third printing, newly expanded edition of Meditations on a Small Lake at a reading open to the public on Monday, June 16 at 7:30 pm.

  • Best Asparagus Ever

    Seems like astronomers are continually finding new moons flitting about Jupiter, thirty-something at the last count. Saturn too has a zeal for moons hidden in the rings of that very playful looking planet.

  • Making the Rounds

    Delbert always thought his name lacked strength. More than once he wondered why his parents had chosen it. If they had lived longer, he might have asked them.

  • Authors and After Words

    The Harry Potter books caused publishers to take notice of what are now called “crossover” books. These are books that are supposedly written for children but are being widely read by adults.

  • New Release

    Two Off Q: A conversation in poetry by local poets June Nirschl and Judy Roy is now available in local bookstores.

  • Poetry Reading at Book World, Sturgeon Bay

    Poet and professional beekeeper John Kopecky will be available to read from and sign copies of his two books of poetry at Book World on 3rd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, June 7 from 11 am – 1 pm.

  • UU Book Group Features Wisconsin Author

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) will continue its Book Club this summer with monthly titles, beginning with Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael Perry on June 4.

  • Storyscapes

    Last winter my Scholastic book rep gave my granddaughter, Erin, a manuscript to read. She told Erin that Scholastic was thinking of printing the book and wondered if Erin would read it and send her thoughts on it.

  • Mystery, They Wrote

    When I first met C.J. Box at a Washington, D.C. mystery conference in 2001, he was wearing a black cowboy hat and looking a bit like a deer in the headlights.