Door County Festival of Fine Arts

The eighth annual Door County Festival of Fine Arts (DCFA) will take place August 13 from 10 am – 5 pm in the Sister Bay Waterfront Park. Each artist who participates in the DCFA will show off their talent – not only with finished pieces of fine art but also by demonstrating their artistic process.

“By demonstrating [my] techniques, I work to open up the doors that have been opened for me,” said Sister Bay-based artist Tom Seagard. “I invite people in, to their level of expression and understanding, so they too can understand the artistic process.”

Whether they travel the world or Wisconsin for inspiration, DCFA features only fine artists who call Door County home or use the peninsula as a base of operations.

Artists, like Egg Harbor-based watercolorist Kari Anderson, have participated in DCFA for years, some since the festival’s inception in 2003 at the Hardy Gallery in Ephraim.

“The show has developed a strong reputation for high quality work,” Anderson said. “It’s unique, because it’s an invitational show for Door County artists, which gives people from other cities an opportunity to see how artists make a living on the peninsula.”

The DCFA will also feature an activities tent, where art lovers of all ages can unleash their creativity through a variety of mediums.

The DCFA will also host a free entry drawing for pieces of fine artwork donated by participating DCFA artists.

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