Take a leisurely tour north to enjoy demonstrations, locally made cider, refreshments, prize drawings and plenty of new, inspired works during the annual Ellison Bay Fall Art Crawl Oct. 23-24, 10 am – 5 pm.
Start out at Kick Ash Coffee to kick back, enjoy the view and savor house-roasted coffee, granola and other treats from its gluten-free kitchen.
The resident potters at Clay Bay Pottery have created new, hand-thrown pottery for the event. Check out mugs, candle lights, bowls, plates and Shoreline Girls, plus a wide range of paintings. Pick up a map, and register to win a door prize.
Turtle Ridge Gallery/Boutique will welcome guest artist Lauri Jacobi, who makes coats, jackets and accessories from her signature-designed Pendleton wool blankets. In addition, Mary Ellen Sisulak has hung new mixed-media pieces, and the boutique is brimming with Asta’s handmade leather bags, complemented by natural-fiber clothing. Enter a prize drawing, and stroll through the gardens and grounds while enjoying refreshments.
Ellison Bay Pottery is celebrating its 47th year with one-of-a-kind collaboration tea bowls during this weekend only. Bud vases, bowls, goblets, wine coolers, raku art and raku fish are also fresh out of the kiln. Demonstrations in the studio (mask on, please) will take place Saturday afternoon.
The Clearing Folk School is celebrating its 86th season. Stop by its bookstore and gift shop to see artwork made by Clearing students, instructors and other local artists, and explore its 128 acres on your own or on one of the docent-led tours/hikes.
Gills Rock Pottery is known for beautifully thrown bowls, platters, lamps and mugs. Browse the gallery filled with the latest pottery creations, beautiful table linens and woodenware.
Travel a little farther north on Highway 42 to find the new Rob Williams Studio/Gallery building among the birches. See his latest contemporary landscape paintings and Shirley’s black-and-white photography. Enjoy refreshments and a chance to win an original painting.
Along the way, enjoy a glass or flight of Island Orchard Cider’s refreshing, award-winning ciders made from apples grown in its Washington Island orchard.
Visit facebook.com/EllisonBayArts to find out more.