Category: Art

  • 2019 Independence Day Celebrations

    JULY 3 Kewaunee, Lakehaven Hall 12-9 pm: Muskrat City Sportsmen will serve hamburgers, brats and hot dogs. Fried cod, walleye, perch and combo plates will be available at 4 pm. Beverages will also be available. All proceeds will go to scholarship funds and educational programs. 3-6 pm: Performance by The Notables 3-9 pm: Kids’ games, […]

  • Art on the Wild Side Summer Day Camps

    The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center, Southern Door Community Auditorium and Algoma’s Perry Park will host Art on the Wild Side: free, visual- and performing-arts summer day camps for children ages six through 12 that focus on music, art and health using performance, demonstrations and other fun activities. With instruction from some of Door County’s […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Maifest & Memorial Day Events

    Kick off the summer season with a long weekend full of events in Door County. Maifest The 47th annual celebration of Jacksonport Maifest is taking place on May 25-26. Since 1973 it has been considered Door County’s unofficial summer kick-off. Festivities take place at Lakeside Park, located at the intersection of County V and Highway […]

  • Questions & Artists: Jamison Glisczinski

    There’s a common debate in some art circles: What’s more important, aesthetics or function? Do you have to give in to one, or can both have equal importance? I’m not going to answer that here, but I think the same can be applied to choosing your way in life: Should you choose a career that’s […]

  • Steel Bridge Songfest Seeks Bridge Images

    Seeking to take this year’s Steel Bridge Songfest to a new level of community collaboration, festival organizers want to include your favorite images of the Michigan Street steel bridge in the songwriting process and performances. The images will provide inspiration to the songwriters, be projected onto a screen while the songs are performed, used in […]

  • ‘Salon of High School Art’

    By Polly Fitz A family trip to Costa Rica inspired 18-year-old Haley Dawson to paint “Mahi Mahi,” one of three art pieces she has on display as part of the Miller Art Museum’s Salon of Door County High School Art. Dawson’s sister likes fish, so she asked Dawson to paint one of the tropical varieties […]

  • Door County Potters’ Guild Presents Annual Studio Tour

    This year the guild’s nine-studio tour will feature handmade plates and platters May 4-5, 10 am – 5 pm. Each gallery has its own distinctive styles and techniques, ranging from traditional wood firing to contemporary experiments with form and color. Enjoy a variety of refreshments and beautiful new works as you travel around the tour sites. […]

  • Ellison Bay Pottery Opens for 45th Year

    Ellison Bay Pottery begins its 45th year with a soft opening on May 1. John Dietrich bought Driftwood Farms in 1974 and transformed it into a must-visit pottery studio and gallery. Over the years, he has created his own distinctive style, and his functional “art for everyday” is not his only passion: Dietrich has also […]

  • ‘Art of Water III’ in Algoma, May 3-5

    Art Algoma invites the public to join more than 150 regional and national artists celebrating “our most vital resource” throughout downtown Algoma during the Art of Water III. Inspired by Algoma’s beautiful Lake Michigan coastline, the event focuses on the conservation and protection of water. On May 3, Art of Water III features opening receptions, […]

  • Miller Art Museum Celebrates Student Artists’ Talents

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM) will open the 45th annual Salon of Door County High School Art exhibition to the public on April 20. Presented in collaboration with peninsula art educators, it celebrates 45 years of displaying works in diverse media by students residing throughout the county. This year’s exhibit will include 152 imaginative works […]

  • ‘Plain, Plains and Planes’ on Display at Hope United

    Vast Midwestern plains, Washington Island’s fly-in fish boils, airport barbecue competitions and planes zipping down Green Bay are some of Martha Wagner’s favorite sights. Combining them with the modernist’s love of simplicity and two-dimensional planes gave her upcoming exhibit at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay the title Plain, Plains and Planes. Many […]

  • Reynolds-Smith’s Artwork Blooms at Northern Door YMCA

    Spring is in full bloom at the Northern Door YMCA in Fish Creek thanks to the expressive oil paintings by local artist Susan Reynolds-Smith on display throughout April. Her work has been accepted for the 41st and 43rd Juried Exhibition at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay and the 56th annual Juried Exhibit at […]

  • Plum Bottom’s Spring Ikebana Show

    Plum Bottom Gallery is preparing for spring with its Think Spring Ikebana Show on April 13, 10 am – 4 pm. It will feature hand-thrown ikebana vessels by resident porcelain potter Chad Luberger and a demonstration of ikebana floral arranging by Plum Bottom mosaic artist Sarka Evans, 11 am – 2 pm. Evans will also […]

  • Jazz Quintet Helps Popelka Trenchard Glass Celebrate 22 Years 

    It’s not often that jazz and glass blowing are thought of together, but the freestyle elements that both art forms embrace make a marriage between the two more likely than you’d think. To celebrate their 22nd year in Door County, the folks at Popelka Trenchard Glass are inviting the Scandinavian jazz quintet Friends & Neighbors […]

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Features Pastels by Carol Schalla

    Carol Schalla’s favorite medium has always been pastel because of its intense color and immediacy. Her paintings range from representational landscapes to soulful animals, and she creates each on archival sanded pastel paper, which grabs the small particles of pure pigment that make pastels so luminous. You can see Schalla’s works on display April through […]

  • Southern Door’s Fine Arts Festival Celebrates Students’ Talents

    The Southern Door Elementary and Middle School Fine Arts Festival celebrates the art of students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Students’ art will be displayed exhibition-style in the school’s main hallways, and on April 11, 5-8 pm, families and friends may view the students’ pieces and learn about their artistic visions.   One special festival […]

  • Public Sculpture in Egg Harbor

    The Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor ( is hosting an invitational and juried sculpture exhibit to promote the initiative and the Village of Egg Harbor as a visual-art destination. Works will be displayed temporarily throughout the village; eight to 10 sites are under consideration. Artwork must be original and one of a kind (or […]

  • ‘Color Brave Photo Project’ Returns

    FIT Oshkosh’s traveling exhibit Color-Brave Photo Project: Black and Brown Faces, A New Narrative is making an encore visit courtesy of the Door County Civility Project, HELP of Door County, Hope United Church of Christ, JUST Door County, PFLAG of Door County and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County. Color-Brave Photo Project features the […]

  • Spring Art Weekend April 5-7

    Door County Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking is ready to greet the spring thaw and early perennial blooms. Whether we still have snow on the ground or not, the shop will be celebrating flowers and gardens during its 2019 Spring Art Weekend, April 5-7. Registration is now open for the weekend full of classes, workshops and […]

  • Spring Formal at James May

    Plan to attend the Spring Formal opening reception at James May Gallery ( on April 5, 5:30-8 pm, and arrive dressed to the nines. Part of the monthly Art Algoma gallery night, the reception will include a photo booth, food and drink, music by classical guitarist Sean Faccio, and the continuing Rupture exhibit, featuring pottery […]