Ellison Bay Hosts 15th Annual Fall Art Crawl

It’s time again to head up to Ellison Bay for the annual Fall Art Crawl on Oct. 22 & 23, 10 am – 5 pm. At the tip of the Door Peninsula lies Ellison Bay, a community home to artists, craftspeople and galleries. Below is a list of stops on the crawl. For more information visit

  • Turtle Ridge (11736 Mink River Rd.) is hosting jewelry designer Steve Mitchell. He’ll demonstrate his techniques. The Beat Bag, Metropolitan Bag, Strata Clutch and Boxy Bag are new Turtle Ridge styles this year. Refreshments will be served and enter to win a prize drawing.
  • Rob Williams Gallery (753 Isle View Rd.) is celebrating their 13th year, featuring Williams’ vibrant new landscape paintings and his wife Shirley’s black & white photography. There will be refreshments and door prizes.
  • Sutra Gallery (12044 Hwy. 42) showcases emerging and established contemporary artists as well as renowned Bhil and Gond tribal artists from Madhya Pradesh. Sutra also features handmade Indian textiles, handmade art books, and fine art photography by Sutra proprietor Abbey Box.
  • Ellison Bay Pottery (12156 Garrett Bay Rd.) will celebrate its 42nd season. They will demonstrate how they fire the raku kiln from 11 am to 3 pm both days. There will be a drawing for one of the fired pieces over the weekend.
  • The Clearing Bookstore and Gift Shop (12171 Garrett Bay Rd.) will be open, along with the entire campus, for touring and hiking. Volunteers will demonstrate their arts and crafts in the Jens Jensen Center. There will be refreshments and door prizes.
  • Visit Island Orchard Cider (12040 Garrett Bay Rd.) and sample a glass of their award-winning ciders. Stop by their tasting room and try these crisp and refreshing ciders, gluten free, 6.9 percent ABV. Open daily 12-6 pm.
  • Clay Bay Pottery (11650 Hwy. 42) is celebrating their 40th year with the theme “Turn, Turn, Turn.” There will be pottery work from Jeanne and David Aurelius, Mary and Peter Deneen, Martha Winter and Peder Hegland, as well as jewelry from Sylvia Youell. There will be refreshments and a prize drawing.
  • Linden Gallery (12001 Mink River Rd.) celebrates their 20th season and is a premier source for Asian fine art, furniture, textiles, sculptures, and rare antiquities.
  • Gills Rock Stoneware (12020 Hwy. 42) is celebrating food and pottery – a perfect combination. Sample offerings from their backyard brick oven and their latest pottery and pieces. Table linens and wooden products are also featured.


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