Ellison Bay Hosts Fall Art Crawl

On Oct. 26 and 27, from 10 am – 5 pm, Ellison Bay will be bustling with its annual Fall Art Crawl, which celebrates the Art of Creating, Learning, Cooking and Living Well.

Galleries, food artisans and schools open their doors and studios to the entire community with special events and happenings. Below is just a sampling of the festivities. Pick up a brochure at one of the participating businesses or visit for more information.

• Warm up with homemade soup and David’s famous cookies at Clay Bay Pottery (11650 Hwy 42). Light up the season with new work from the Clay Bay team. They will be unveiling new lamps, Shoreline girls, Holiday mugs and a variety of serving pieces. Sign up to win a Clay Bay piece.

Linden Gallery (12001 Mink River Rd.) will feature a display of some of China’s best-known artists, as well as a collection of antiques, artifacts, textiles and jewelry from Asia. They will be serving hot tea and cookies, and some lucky person will win a beautiful bronze singing bowl.

Cousin’s Walk (11940 Lakeview Rd.) will have on-going painting demonstrations. Among nibbles will be Marcy’s Korean Meat Balls. Some specials and a door prize drawing will be offered. Stop by and visit the old log cabin and see the creations inside from wearable art to home decor.

Turtle Ridge Gallery (11736 Mink River Rd.) welcomes artist Lesley Bruce Smith to demonstrate her glass bead craft using murano, enamel and gold foil techniques. Once beads are formed, artist Mary Ellen Sisulak will integrate/incorporate them into the popular day to evening, “Simple Pieces” handbag, resulting in one of a kind and unique pieces of wearable art.

The Savory Spoon Cooking School and Marketplace (Hwy. 42) will offer an artisan cheese tasting and feature handcrafted Panforte exclusive to the Savory Spoon and made with Door County Cherries and local honey.

Gills Rock Stoneware (12020 Hwy 42) invites you to enjoy a turkey sandwich on artisan bread, fresh from their wood-fired brick oven, as you stroll their gallery and experience their latest examples of the potters’ art.

The Clearing Folk School (12171 Garrett Bay Rd.) will offer refreshments (homemade cookies, and coffee) docent tours, door prizes and demonstrations of arts and crafts.

• New vases, covered jars and collaboration bowls inspired by China are the focus of Ellison Bay Pottery’s (12156 Garrett Bay Rd.) John Dietrich and Diane McNeil will also have new autumn work. Enter to win a hand thrown pottery goblet.

Island Orchard Cider (12040 Garrett Bay Rd.) will be sampling their family produced hard ciders – dry, crisp and refreshing.

Bonnie Paruch Studio and Gallery (11249 County Road ZZ), will celebrate the fall season with apple cider and treats. Artist and author Bonnie Paruch will sign her new book “A Brush With Life” and do a free pencil remarque for each hard cover book purchased during the art crawl.