Category: Art Scene

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

  • Portrait Painting Demonstration

    Lois Rios Sprague will demonstrate portrait painting in oil from a live model on Friday, Sept. 22, from noon – 3:30 pm in Jim Ingwersen’s Studio, where she found her artistic inspiration 40 years ago. Jim Ingwersen’s Gallery is located at 2029 Old Stage Road in Sister Bay.

  • Big Little Art Show

    Peninsula School of Art (PenArt) is accepting applications for the second annual BIG little Art Show, a curated exhibition featuring works up to 12 inches in any dimension. Submission deadline is Oct. 3. Enter up to three works for $15.  On display Nov. –Dec. 23, the exhibition is timed for holiday shoppers. Award winners selected […]

  • Painting Demonstration

    Great Northern by Design is hosting a painting demonstration by artist Roberta Champeau on Sept. 20, 10 am–12 pm on the porch. Champeau paints in acrylic and watercolors, using her brush to give soft edges and blending of colors to capture the beauty of her surroundings. The public is invited to watch the artist at […]

  • Gallery Hosting Fall Plein Air Day

    Plum Bottom Gallery announces its upcoming fall Plein Air Day Sept. 16, 11 am–3 pm, at the Plum Bottom Road location. Featured artists include Stephanie Lord, Stephen Wysocki, Tom Smith and Reilley McClellan.  For more information, email [email protected]. Plum Bottom Gallery is located at 4999 Plum Bottom Road, Egg Harbor.

  • Take A Workshop, Meet New Artists

    Join Jenni Stultz at ARTicipation Studio & Gallery Sept. 16, 2-5 pm, for a needle-felting workshop. All materials provided. Cost is $55. Register at    On Sept. 22, 4–7 pm, meet some of the gallery’s new artists, including the work of Holly Hebel, soft pastel artist; Lee Everett, acrylic First Nations art; Michele Pederson, photographer; […]

  • Art and Music for a Cause

    Claudia Scimeca’s ARTicipation Studio & Gallery on Sturgeon Bay’s west side was rocking on Friday evening with Cathy Grier and friends playing for the crowd, food and beverages in the back and a collection of art donated for a silent auction. The open-house kick-off to the long, Labor-Day weekend served also as fundraiser for Peninsula […]

  • Nonprofit Art Show Returns

    Fine Arts and Antiques at the Barn returns Sept. 16, 9 – 5 pm and Sept. 17, 10 – 4 pm. The show features 25 original artists representing a wide variety of techniques and mediums, with live demonstrations and three barn spaces full of fine art and hand-picked antique selections. The event is nonprofit and […]

  • Exhibition Opening At Miller

    The Miller Art Museum announces the opening of its 48th Juried Annual Sept. 15. Eight award winners, including the recipient of the Gerhard CF Miller Award of Excellence, will be announced at a free, public celebration, from 5:30-7­­­ pm. Light refreshments will be served, with music provided by Craig Schultz and Mike Miller. The exhibition […]

  • 10 Years At Lensch Gallery

    The Angela Lensch Gallery is celebrating its 10-year anniversary Sept. 14, 4-7 pm, with live music, food and local beverages. The event is free and open to the public. Founded in 2014 by artist Angela Lensch, the gallery originally featured Lensch’s hand woven gold and silver jewelry as well as three-dimensional artworks by Door County […]

  • Every Ending Is A New Beginning

    Celebrate the end of summer and welcome autumn with Flower Fest – A Celebration of Beautiful Endings, Sept. 9, 12-5 pm. Brilliant Stranger is hosting the event in advance of its October closure of its retail shop and gallery. The Sept. 9 event will include flower pressing with Linda Thompson, food and tea tastings, sale […]

  • Opening Reception At Sōmi Gallery

    SŌMI Gallery welcomes guest artist Ariana Vaeth to the Third Room Sept. 8. An opening reception is planned for 4-6 pm. Ariana Vaeth is a Baltimore-raised artist focused on contemporary narrative through self-portrait. In Standby, she presents intimate figurative pastels and oil paintings that reflect the spirit of friendship and camaraderie. The entanglement of tender […]

  • Bouquets On Ceramics

    Two Bridges Studio & Gallery is featuring a collection of ceramics by Ellen Levenhagen, Functional Bouquets.  Starting out as a ceramic artist in Chicago, followed by farming in southern Door County, Levenhagen’s ceramic designs are inspired by the wildflowers blooming in her woods.  The artist will be present to discuss her work during the opening […]

  • Contemporary Art Gallery Tour

    Four festive receptions to showcase the diversity of the county’s contemporary art scene will run concurrently Sept. 16, 3-7 pm, during the annual Contemporary Art Tour.  Each of the participating galleries will feature recent works by the owners and the artists they represent. Idea Gallery, 6551 County T,  West Jacksonport, now in its sixth season, […]

  • Challenging the Rules

    Hardy exhibit features three photographers in exploration The Hardy Gallery’s final exhibit of the season will challenge viewers’ notions of what photography must be. The exhibit description says that “rather than mere representations of reality, [photographs] can also serve various purposes and convey artistic value.”  Photographers David Graham, Terri Warpinski and Dan Cross explained the […]

  • Taking Art Public: Initiatives bring art to the streetscape

    Woolly the Mammoth sits in solitude in Sturgeon Bay’s Bay View Park – at least until visitors arrive to pose for selfies in front of him. A concrete-and-steel sculpture that’s about 14 feet long and the creation of artist Carl Vanderheyden, he is part of the city’s growing collection of public art. Woolly also marks […]

  • Quilt Show Returns For 19th Year

    The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show will be held Sept. 7-9 in Madison to welcome quilt lovers from around the state and throughout the country. It features a 10-category juried and judged quilt-contest exhibit. Visit to find out more.

  • Ed Fenendael And Students Exhibit Works

    Watercolor artist and instructor Ed Fenendael and several of his students will be displaying their work during a public exhibit and reception Sept. 9, 4-7 pm, at Fenendael’s Morning Mist Studio at Windmill Farm, 3829 Fairview Road in Baileys Harbor. Many of the works will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be served. Learn […]

  • First Friday Art In Algoma

    Visit Ladybug Glass Studio & Gallery, 219 Steele St. in Algoma, on Sept. 1, 5-8 pm, during Algoma’s First Friday event to see sculpture by Naomi Moes of Green Bay. This show – featuring figurative creatures that come to life in paper and resin compositions – will continue until Sept. 13.

  • Icon Exhibit In Sister Bay

    An exhibit of more than 40 icons painted by Robert Appel will be held Sept. 2-4, 10 am – 4 pm, at Coventry Care, 10547 Koessl Lane in Sister Bay. He paints icons in the Greek style – a traditional style that goes back at least 15 centuries – and he will demonstrate these techniques during […]

  • Edgewood Orchard Galleries Reception Sept. 2

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a free opening reception for its latest exhibit Sept. 2, 4-7 pm, when the featured artists will discuss their work in the courtyard.  Painter Ginnie Cappaert is known for her colorful, abstract work depicting the peninsula and other beautiful landscapes. Jeweler Olga Ganoudis is interested in the form and texture […]