Category: Art Scene

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

  • Art Fair Supports Sevastopol Students

    The Sevastopol Music, Art and Theater Guild is hosting the Sevastopol Arts and Craft Fair on Nov. 20, 9 am – 3 pm, at Sevastopol School, and it invites the community to this fun shopping experience. In addition to the handcrafted gifts available from a variety of vendors, shoppers can enjoy hearty soup, lunch entrées, […]

  • Ladybug Glass Celebrates Second Anniversary

    To celebrate its second anniversary in Algoma, Ladybug Glass Studio & Gallery is featuring new glass and photography pieces by Kimberly Lyon. An opening reception will be held during First Friday Art in Algoma on Nov. 4, 5-8 pm, and it will continue Nov. 5, 10 am – 4 pm. The gallery will also have […]

  • Holiday Season with Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will soon be open for three celebratory weekends when shoppers can do their holiday shopping locally. The first weekend will start Nov. 25 – Black Friday – when the gallery will open bright and early at 5 am and remain open until 5 pm. The first 50 shoppers will receive free felt holiday ornaments, but […]

  • Call for Street Artists

    Destination Sturgeon Bay is seeking artists to participate in its 23rd street-art project: a collaboration of art created to beautify the streets of Sturgeon Bay. This year, the organization has a new project template – a bass – as the foundation of its Bass around the Bay Street Art Project, which will go on display in […]

  • Return of the Gingerbread Bash

    Peninsula School of Art will celebrate the holiday season with the return of its Gingerbread Bash on Nov. 16, 6-9 pm, when patrons 21 and older may enjoy chili, chips and beverages while building a gingerbread house. They may take it home at the end of the evening or leave it on display for a […]

  • Miller Exhibit Memorializes Topelmanns

    Ephraim painter Ellen Sprogø-Topelmann died in 2016, and her husband, Karsten Topelmann, died five years later. But their legacy lives on in Door County and beyond – a legacy that the Miller Art Museum will celebrate through its upcoming exhibit, Hanseatic: The Life and Works of Karsten and Ellen Topelmann. Named after the couple’s now-closed […]

  • Much More Than Murals: The Art of Ram Rojas

    Ram Rojas is known to many in Door County as a muralist – most notably as the creator of the murals at The Clearing and the recently removed panels at Nelson’s Shopping Center in Baileys Harbor – but he’s much more than an artist who paints on the largest scale.  That’s one reason why Rojas […]

  • “The Addams Family” on Stage at Southern Door

    Southern Door High School will present The Addams Family: A New Musical in November. Promising campiness, spooky fun, macabre hilarity and plenty of heart, this production comprises more than 50 high school students in the cast, crew and pit orchestra. The comical feast embraces the wackiness in every family and showcases a particular Addams Family […]

  • A Profile in Wood: Nathan Hatch’s Rorschach Cabinets

    When viewing Nathan Hatch’s Rorschach cabinets, psychological profiling is strictly optional. Is that an empty desert or a life-giving river? Do the shapes of the tulipwood cabinet echo some of Georgia O’Keeffe’s imagery?  Hatch, a wood and metal artist, started working with Rorschach designs in his Baileys Harbor studio just after COVID-19 hit. (As a […]

  • Miller Celebrates Topelmanns, Ingwersen

    The Miller Art Museum will unveil two new exhibitions Nov. 5: Hanseatic: The Life and Work of Karsten and Ellen Topelmann in the first-floor main galleries, and New Acquisitions from James J. Ingwersen on the Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine. Door County’s landscape has long piqued the imagination of visual artists, including Karsten Topelmann (1929-2021) and […]

  • Exhibit, Workshop at Drömhus

    Drömhus is presenting Something Wicked This Way Comes, a whimsical exhibit of mixed-media and assemblage by Teresa Ann Gifford. Attend an artist reception Oct. 28, 6-7 pm, followed by a story slam hosted by members of The Pearl, 7-9 pm. A haunted-mask workshop is also being offered Oct. 29, 1 pm, with wine, beer and […]

  • Artzy Studio Features Fantastic Foxes

    The season’s final featured exhibit at Artzy Studio is The Fantastic Fox. It features work by ceramic artists Irene Olson and Cynthia L. Koshalek, who have been friends for 40 years after meeting through the Madison Art Guild in 1982.  Olson was born in Nagpur, India; studied medicine in India; eventually moved to the United […]

  • A Change of Course at Martinez Studio

    Earlier this year, Sandra and Wence Martinez listed the Jacksonport home of Martinez Studio for sale. The esteemed artists had planned to close their Door County location and focus on their studio in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and in Wence’s hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico.  But the artists who were named United States Artist Fellows in […]

  • Jenni Bateman Finds Inspiration in the Grit

    If Jenni Bateman resists easy categorization as an artist, blame her husband, David. An executive for Easterseals, he has moved them around the country: to the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida. And along the way, she has worked in textiles, watercolor, mixed media, ink and alcohol, illustrations, graphic arts and acrylics – […]

  • Chez Cheryl Pop-up Sale, Exhibit

    Chez Cheryl Artspace is hosting an art sale and pop-up exhibit featuring the work of Jan Comstock, Sally Everhardus, Marcia Nickols, Cheryl Stidwell Parker and Archelle Buttons Wolst on Oct. 22, 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Abstract Work at UU Gallery

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County is hosting Kristi Roenning: Mindscapes – an exhibit of abstract acrylic paintings that make the invisibility of thought and emotion visible – through Nov. 27. Roenning found that the free flow of paint and color lent itself well to this exploration of giving form to the formless.  Working […]

  • Vegas Impersonators at Southern Door Auditorium Sunday

    If you enjoyed the variety shows of the ’70s and ’80s, you won’t want to miss The Edwards Twins at the Southern Door Community Auditorium on Oct. 23, 2 pm. They’ll impersonate legendary singers during An Evening with the Stars, performing as Sonny and Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, […]

  • Ellison Bay Art Crawl This Weekend

    The tourist crowds are trickling out, but there are still great arts events to check out, including Ellison Bay’s annual Fall Art Crawl. Set for Oct. 22-23, 10 am – 5 pm, it comprises six artist studios/galleries and two libations stops. Here’s your guide: Clay Bay Pottery & Gallery 11650 Hwy 42 After 46 years of […]

  • Herbst Presents Egg Harbor in Watercolor

    The Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor and the Kress Pavilion are presenting an exhibition of paintings by folk artist Giz Herbst, a local historian known for his dedicated service to the Egg Harbor Historical Society. A reception for Herbst will take place Oct. 20, 3-5 pm, immediately following a presentation by the historical society. […]

  • Woodwalk Offering Fall Craft Workshops

    Woodwalk Gallery is known for showcasing the artwork of more than 75 local and regional artists in its historical barn. From watercolors and oils, to encaustics and metal work, to pottery and wood carvings, artworks in a variety of media await visitors who will view and purchase them. And now, for those who are looking […]