Arts Centers Partner for Open House

On May 21, Peninsula School of Art (PenArt) and Write On, Door County will present free community open houses and free programs to celebrate the visual and literary arts. 

PenArt (, 3900 Cty F in Fish Creek, will begin with Family Art Day, 9 am – 12 pm. Taking a cue from the current exhibition in its Guenzel Gallery, Dynamic Duos, families will work together to create colorful painted papers, then cut and exchange pieces to fashion vibrant, whimsical plants from their imagination – all inspired by the work of the artist duo Chiaozza. 

PenArt will then host artist demonstrations in painting, drawing, printmaking, metals and ceramics, 11 am – 2 pm. Attendees can watch the artists in action, take a self-guided tour of the campus and gardens, listen to live music and enjoy outdoor games.

Meanwhile, Write On (, 4210 Juddville Road in Juddville, will be hosting a half-mile hike-and-write, 10 am – 6 pm, to encourage visitors to explore the trails and do some writing along the way. Themed activity booklets will guide them and inspire creativity. 

Also beginning at 10 am, Write On invites everyone to visit its writing center, enjoy light refreshments, explore its library and find inspirational writing prompts for all ages. 

Then, 5-7:30 pm, the International Poetry Potluck will return after a two-year hiatus. With the Middle East as the event’s theme, participants are asked to contribute a Middle Eastern dish to the meal, as well as a poem by a Middle Eastern poet or about the Middle East.


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