Door County Art Scene: Ellison Bay Arts Holiday Open House

Celebrate the beginning of the holidays in Ellison Bay with the Ellison Bay Arts Holiday Open House, and start a new holiday tradition by collecting all of the participating locations’ limited edition, collectible ornaments. The 2008 ornaments will only be available during the annual Holiday Open House, Fri., Nov. 28 and Sat., Nov. 29 from 10 am – 5 pm.

In addition to the special ornaments, visit the artist galleries to get an advance peak at a new line of clothing, American folk-art, functional and decorative pottery, holiday sculptures, special holiday lighting, paintings by nationally known artists, new limited edition leather bags, jewelry and other gift ideas, all specially priced for the holidays and available only in beautiful Ellison Bay. Plenty of holiday refreshments and door prizes will be at each location.

Ellison Bay Arts group members in this year’s Open House include:

• Clay Bay Pottery – Jeanne and David Aurelius, 11650 Hwy. 42, 920.854.5027,

• Newport House – Carol Lango and Jan Jenkins, 12044 Hwy. 42 920.854.2621,

• Gills Rock Stoneware – Judy and Thor Thoreson, 12020 Lakeview Rd., 920.854.2774,

• Turtle Ridge Studios and Gallery – Mary Ellen Sisulak, 11736 Mink River Rd., 920.854.4839,

• Ellison Bay Pottery Studios – John Dietrich and Diane McNeil, 12156 Garrett Bay Rd., 920.854.5049,

• The Clearing, 12171 Garrett Bay Rd., 920.854.4088 (Open special hours on Fri., Nov. 28 and Sat., Nov. 29 from 11 am – 4 pm as part of the Holiday Open House.)