Door County Festival of the Arts Set for August 15

The 7th annual Door County Festival of the Arts is planned for Saturday, August 15, and features the visual, performing, literary and culinary arts of the Door Peninsula.

Activities include artist demonstrations, theatrical, literary and live musical performances, trolley rides and a variety of hands-on art projects for the entire family.

The schedule of events for the day is as follows:

Musical Performances

(All performances take place at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park Gazebo)

• 10 am:  Birch Creek Ambassadors

• noon:  Jeanne Kuhns & Lynn Gudmundsen

• 3 pm:  Richard Whitney

Children’s Activities:  10 am – 5 pm, Waterfront Park

Join Cy Turnbladh of Hands On Art Studio and his staff in making a variety of fun projects throughout the day. A $3 donation is appreciated and children can make as many of the projects as they like.

Door County Writers at the Literary Tent

• 10 – 10:30 am:  General sale of Door County Books.

• 10:30 – 11:15 am:  Robert Zoschke

• 11:30 am – 12:15 pm:  Maynard Poland

• 12:30 – 1:15 pm:  Norb Blei

• 1:30 – 2:15 pm:  Door County Poets (Nancy Rafal, Ralph Murre, and Sharon Auberle)

• 2:30 – 3:15 pm:  Phyl Mielke

• 3:30 – 5 pm:  Dick Purinton and Hannes Andersen

Historical Tours:  Free Door County Trolley rides to Corner of the Past and other historical sites from 9 am – 5 pm.

Culinary Demonstrations:

(Food vendors will be located at Waterfront Park from 10 am – 5 pm.)

• 11 am:  Chuck Sully of Crusty Uprising – Breadmaking at the Sister Bay Village Hall

• 1 pm:  Chef Janice Thomas & Chocolatier Kathy “Cocoa” McCarthy from Savory Spoon Cooking School – truffles at the Sister Bay Village Hall

• 3 pm:  Guest chefs Jodi Gonzalez and Heidi Penchoff of Sister Bay Trading – Easy ideas for summer entertaining and recipes for sangria and summer salsas at the kitchen of Sister Bay Trading

Visual Art Fair & Artist Demonstrations:

Artist tents located at Waterfront Park, 10 am – 5 pm

Sister Bay Logo Voting:

Join the Village of Sister Bay at the festival information tent to place a vote for the new Sister Bay logo. Open voting will occur from 10 am – 2 pm, with the winner to be announced at 3 pm.

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