Spring in Ellison Bay is greeted by the first event of the season, the Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl. The community welcomes back everyone to stroll, bike or motor through the newly emerging blossoms. The nine established artists, craftspeople and galleries received a lot of inspiration this winter through travel and time off, coming together this spring to share new works, collections and energy. Art Crawl hours are 10 am – 5 pm, May 20 & 21.
Brochures with a touring map are available at participating locations.
Clay Bay Pottery has a new focus on forms and decorations reflected in leaf and bird patterns. The gallery is filled with new beautiful pitchers, plates, bowls, mugs, casseroles and fair maidens created by Jeanne and David Aurelius as well as Mary and Peter Deneen, Martha Winter, and Peder Hegland. Award winning sterling silver by Sylvia Youell, paintings, woodcuts, and cards are also new this year. There will be pottery demonstrations, refreshments and the chance to win a beautiful bowl.
Turtle Ridge Gallery will showcase their popular Art Camps with demonstrations and sign-ups for their early summer schedule. Class sizes are small, about six people, in the “Make Your Own Bag” classes and up to 10 in the Mini-Camps. No previous skills are required and a finished product is guaranteed. No sewing skills are required. A trip to Thailand and China inspired Mary Ellen to take up brush and ink on rice paper, the results are printed cotton shirts, adding to the mix of quality clothing and handmade bags and accessories.
Ellison Bay Pottery opens its 43rd season with a special exhibit called The Treasured Teapot. The gallery will host a tea with a special tea selected by Karen and Lynn of Tea Thyme in Door County and showcasing John Dietrich’s new teapots and tea bowls or mugs. In addition, Diane and John have added numerous pieces of ceramic art (look for the “Planet” vessel series) and functional pottery.
Gills Rock Pottery will show their latest, one-of-a-kind pieces that are garden and home friendly. There will also be beautiful linens and wooden utensils. Enjoy treats from their wood-fire oven.
Island Orchard Cider has expanded and now offers a Cider Pub along with Cider Tasting. Come enjoy a glass of cider and small plates. They will be open till 9 pm Friday and Saturday this summer.
SUTRA is a fine art and photo gallery specializing in Indian contemporary and tribal art as well as handmade textiles from the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Photography by Sutra proprietor Abbey Box features images both regional and abroad.
Rob Williams Studio/Gallery celebrates their 14th year in 2017. Featuring Rob’s vibrant new paintings of the rugged beauty of Door County. Shirley’s classic B&W photography, framed photos and stationery. Enjoy the art, spring gardens, refreshments and door prizes.
Celebrating their 82nd anniversary, The Clearing Bookstore and Gift Shop will open for touring and hiking. There will be docent tours both days, volunteers demonstrating their arts and crafts in the Jens Jensen Center, door prizes and some refreshments.
Linden Gallery, celebrating their 21st season, is a premier source for Asian fine art, furniture, textiles, wood and bronze sculptures, and rare antiquities. Come see why their customers say, “The gallery is like a museum where everything is for sale.”