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

  • Stuff-o-Rama Flea Market

    Everyone is invited to the Celebrate Sister Bay Showcase on Saturday, July 19 at the Stuff-o-Rama flea market. The flea market will be held on the grounds of Domicile from 8 am – 3 pm.

  • Branson to Demonstrate at the Gallery of the DCAL

    Door County Art League (DCAL) artist Beverly Hart Branson will be demonstrating during business hours on Saturday, July 12, at the Gallery of the Door County Art League, located at the back of the Top of the Hill Shops, Highway 42 and County F on Spring Road in Fish Creek.

  • Derived from Nature in Opposing Styles

    Charlene’s Gallery Ten will open an exhibit on July 12 featuring two artists from different generations. And, while the styles of Rebecca Lynne Nycz and Arline Kimbel Sadlon are from opposite ends of the spectrum, the results each affirm a strong and consistent personal vision coupled with individual mastery of technique.

  • Blue Dolphin Features Photographers Falout and Zeladon

    To celebrate the summer season, the Blue Dolphin House and BDH Studio will be presenting a series of events showcasing the relationships artists have with friends and family.

  • Leaf Art Creations by B Leaves

    Create a unique hand-cast cement leaf for your home or garden in a workshop open to all ages and abilities. Participants are asked to bring their own rhubarb, hosta or special leaf to use in creating their own natural cement leaf birdbath, stepping stone, wall hanging, or table decoration to take home.

  • Amish Quilt Show To Be Held at Sister Bay Village Hall

    The tenth annual Amish Quilt Show and Sale will be held at the Sister Bay Village Hall in downtown Sister Bay Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20, from 9 am – 5 pm.

  • Jacksonport Craft Cottage Features Quilted Clothing

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage is now carrying quilted jacket/shirt sets created exclusively by Sue Lynne. Applying a free-motion, quilting technique, Lynne creates one-of-a-kind jackets using her own designs and an assortment of cotton fabric patches.

  • Glittering More than Diamonds: K. Allen Gallery

    It’s easy to imagine British author Terry Pratchett touring Door County on a summer afternoon, ambling along the lakeside of the peninsula, walking into one of Door County’s newest galleries and – appropriately and appreciatively awed – writing these words. Of course, unless Pratchett was some sort of time traveler, it is impossible for K. […]

  • Racing the Sun: The Door County Plein Air Festival

    Caution:  Taking in the second annual Door County Plein Air Festival could leave you breathless. First, there’s the beauty of the work of highly-regarded plein air (outdoor) painters. Next, there’s the dizzying schedule of events, from July 20th through August 2nd, hosted by the festival’s sponsor, Peninsula Art School, in Fish Creek. And then there’s […]

  • 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.