The 15th Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl will feature 28 artists in 24 locations Nov. 18-20. That’s a far cry from the first event in 2007, when four artists exhibited in their home studios. The growth is a testament to the evolution of the city’s art scene.
The artwork on display includes ceramics, drawings, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, paintings, and woodworking. Visitors will not have the opportunity to meet and talk to artists and learn about the artists’ methods and techniques.All homes and galleries will display a sign for visibility.
New to the crawl this year is M3, the satellite event and education location of the Miller Art Museum, located at 142 S. 3rd Ave. M3 will also host the Friday night kick-off party from 5-7 pm where the artists of the crawl will gather under one roof. High school members of the Miller’s Art Ambassadors will present their work there as well.
Michael A. Doerr of Doerr Woodworking is donating a piece of original work, a turned-wood platter, for what has become known as the “Doerr Prize.” Visitors may sign slips at all locations for a chance to win the one-of-a-kind piece. The drawing for the winning entry will be held after the Art Crawl.
The venues of the Art Crawl will be open from 10am-4pm on each day. Maps of the locations will be available at each artist’s location, the Artists Guild, Destination Sturgeon Bay, and various shops and businesses throughout Sturgeon Bay and the county. Information is also available at www.sturgeonbayartcrawl.com.
Artists participating in this year’s Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl are: Kari Anderson, Prisca Benson-Fittshur, Liz Butler, Jeanne Demers, Michael A Doerr, Jane Faella, Lynn Gilchrist, Helen del Guidice, Karen Hertz-Sumnicht, Jeanne Kuhns, Margaret Lockwood, Dave Nielsen, Pat Olson, Kollin Orthober, Jeremy Popelka, Monica Ramirez, Julia Redwine, Melissa Resch, Mac Schueppert, Claudia Scimeca, Barbara Lee Shakal, Linda Sheard, Deb Stroh-Larson, Joe Taylor, Seth Taylor, Stephanie Trenchard, Kerry Vavra, and Dale Vanden Houten.