During the 9th Annual Ellison Bay Art Crawl, seven galleries and two schools will open their doors on May 21 and 22 from 10 am to 5 pm. Maps and information will be available in a brochure available at each gallery. For more information on the Ellison Bay Art Crawl call Janice Thomas at 920.421.0936 or Jeanne Aurelius at 920.854.5027.
• Clay Bay Pottery, located one mile south of Ellison Bay, features work by artists Jeanne and David Aurelius. Celebrating their 35th year with anniversary mugs, bowls, lamps, and tiles, the couple will offer demonstrations and refreshments both days.
• Newport House Gallery, located at 12044 Highway 42, will feature Faux Bois planters and containers created by Richard Taylor. The original work of Barbara Irwin and Jackie Haliburton will also be on display.
• The Savory Spoon Cooking School & Marketplace, located at 12042 Highway 42, will feature an artisan cheese tasting with Janice Thomas.
• Gills Rock Stoneware, located at 12020 Lakeview Road and Highway 42, will sample wood-fired bread and other specialties as potters Thor and Judy Thoreson explain their creative process.
• Ellison Bay Pottery, located at 12156 Garrett Bay Road, will feature a pit fired sculpture demonstration by John T. Dietrich and Diane McNeil. The gallery will also feature paintings by Tom and Margaret Dietrich.
• The Clearing Folk School, located at 12171 Garrett Bay Road, will feature folk art demonstrations each day. Cookies and other refreshments will be available. The property will be open for hiking, and guided tours will be available each afternoon at 1 pm.
• Cousin’s Walk, located at 11940 Lakeview Road, will showcase Marcy Farber’s painted designs on furniture, wall pieces, clothing, and old enamelware. She will demonstrate needle felting. Refreshments will be served and there will be a drawing for a door prize.
• Turtle Ridge, located at 11737 Mink River Road, will demonstrate belt-making techniques. Owner Mary Ellen will premiere several new bag shapes.