Artists in Action at Gills Rock ArtFest

Gallery Ten

The public is invited to stroll the grounds at Charlene’s Gallery Ten in Gills Rock September 3 and 4 from 10 am – 5 pm. Tents will be adorned with art work on display. The 11th Annual Gills Rock ArtFest will bring together a bevy of plein air painters, custom jewelry makers, potters and even a cairn builder, all at work outdoors.

Special guests will include Carolyn Kane, Gills Rock author who will be signing her recently published book, Taking Jenny Home, a fictional novel set in the state of Maine and illustrated by one of Door County’s most celebrated painters, Charles Peterson.

The ArtFest will also feature live music on Saturday starting at 11 am. Christine and Nelson Whyatt will provide a festive air with fiddle and accordion tunes.

From 5:30 – 7 pm on Saturday, there will be an Artist’s Reception for Norm Knott and his spectacular “McBuddha” installation. The Buddha is now the centerpiece of a room at Gallery Ten dedicated to showcasing Knott’s masterpiece derived from natural objects.

Shannon Molter will return with a new collection of her original “green” fashion wear. She is known for including a variety of natural found objects in her work as lead fashion designer at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

There is no charge to attend any of the Gills Rock ArtFest events. For more information call 920.854.9907 or visit

Charlene’s Gallery Ten, open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, is located at 12625 Highway 42 in Gills Rock.