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  • Bringing the Outdoors In with Foliage Faces

    “Have you seen foliage faces on Instagram?” Vicki Rawlins asked the table. A group of 20 women peered down the table towards her, nodding. The assembly inside the Town Hall Bakery in Jacksonport was the first Sister Golden Flower Portrait workshop. Last year, artist Vicki Rawlins discovered the flower portraits on Instagram and began to […]

  • Modern Day Drifters, Pumpkin Palooza, Haunted Mansions & More Weekend Plans

    The first weekend of one of the favorite months on the peninsula is almost here and as expected, the county will be filled with Autumn festivities, pumpkins, scary tours and fall foliage. Are you ready for it? Thursday, Oct. 1 Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens The ninth annual Door County Half Marathon will return […]

  • Bluegrass, Mushrooms, the Harvest Moon & More Weekend Plans

    The first weekend of autumn is nearly here and with it comes the expectation of cooler temperatures and changing colors. Warm up with some bluegrass, mushrooms, classic motorcycles and the county’s newest fun run, the Hey Hey 5k. Friday, September 25 Last Man Standing at The Cookery Catch up with an acoustic outfit that bills […]

  • Glass-Blowing Event To Support Alzheimers Programs at Scandia Village

    Two of artist Keith Clayton’s biggest passions are glass and music, and from Sept. 11 – 13, the owner of K. Allen Gallery in Sister Bay will fuse those passions to benefit memory loss patients in Northern Door. “The Great Glass Escape,” an all-glass event of exhibitions, demonstrations, artist lectures, food and music, will launch […]

  • Stamps. Awesome autumn art retreat.

    Awesome Autumn Art Retreat Set for Sept. 11-13

    It’s time to register for the Awesome Autumn Art Retreat in Sturgeon Bay at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, Sept. 11 – 13. The event is organized by Door County Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking. Owner Oscar Hansen has planned an outstanding line-up of classes and workshops. Instructors Jenny Stultz, Vicki Amundson, Pat Niemuth and Louise Healy are […]

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    ArtFest in Gills Rock

    Gills Rock Coffee will hold Gills Rock ArtFestSept. 5 and 6, 10 am to 5 pm. More than 15 artists will display their works in different media, many demonstrating their techniques. These artists formerly displayed their works at Charlene’s Gallery Ten:  Ray Kapfamer, Norm Knott, Marcia Nickols, Joe Hernandez, Mark Haberle, Chris Meissner, Kris Franzke […]

  • Marinafest, Duathlon and More Plans for Labor Day Weekend in Door County

    It’s nearly Labor Day weekend in Door County and as always, a cause for celebration on the peninsula. Looking for some fun and interesting things to do? We’ve got you covered: Friday, Sept.

  • What to do Aug 14 - 16 Door County

    JT & the Clouds, Valmy Thresheree and More Weekend Plans

    Don’t have enough Door County memories stowed away just yet? We’ll help you make some – check out our top picks for the weekend ahead! Friday, Aug. 14 Valmy Thresheree & Antique Show Step up for some rural country fun on the farm. The Valmy Thresheree is far more fun than the name suggests even for […]

  • Mother Nature’s Artist – Algoma’s Kirsten Christianson

    When Algoma environmental artist and teacher Kirsten Christianson walks the shore of Lake Michigan, observing the ebb and flow of the water, the crisp color of the sky, the bright leaves of summer trees, she is noting nature’s structure as much as she is appreciating it. When she returns home, she will bring those mental […]

  • Topelmanns’ Journey to Ephraim Began in WWII Germany

    There’s surely no artist or art lover in Door County who isn’t familiar with the watercolors and oils of Karsten Topelmann and the acrylics of Ellen, his wife.

  • Composing a Dream: Wence and Sandra Martinez

    The universe pulls us from all directions. From our past, from our future, and from the moment. For Wence Martinez, a full-blooded Zapotec Indian, the pull began two thousand years ago when villagers from Teotitlan began to weave, and continues today at his gallery near Jacksonport, where he and his artist wife, Sandra, run Martinez […]

  • A Potter’s Haven: The Tradition and Art of Pottery in Door County

    Ask anyone who’s been to a pottery studio in Door County and they will probably tell you two things about their experience. First, they’ll tell you that making pottery is more complicated than one might think. It requires dexterity, skill, and an intimate knowledge of clay and glaze combinations, firing techniques, science and art. The […]

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    Trapped & Rescued

    The pictorial effects and unanswered questions emanating from Pamela Murphy’s paintings suggest she should be in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. Instead art collectors from these cities purchase her work while visiting Door County, knowing they have discovered an artist whose work extends past the county’s landscapes to suggest something more familiar. It is […]