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  • Sturgeon Bay Native Leaves Artistic Mark on Lambeau Neighborhood

    Sturgeon Bay native Zane Statz knows how important exposure is in the art world. So when the opportunity arose for him to put his artistic mark on a neighborhood fence passed by 78,000 people on select Sundays in Green Bay, he jumped at the chance. His task? Design and paint a Green Bay Packers-themed mural […]

  • Christmas by the Bay, Hunters Stew, Ladies Weekend & More Weekend Plans

    Hunting and holidays dominate the upcoming weekend on the peninsula! Check out our top picks for the weekend ahead. Friday, November 20 Celebrate the Holidays in Sturgeon Bay Christmas by the Bay begins with the annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday night and continues throughout the weekend with live music, wagon rides, a Santa parade […]

  • Rib Fest, Sled Dogs, Packer Parties & More Weekend Plans

    October is gone and with it, the Door Peninsula settles into its late fall slumber. Enjoy the start of the quiet season with plenty of delicious foodie opportunities, gallery receptions, bluegrass and country music, and the ever-so-cuddly Door County Sled Dogs. Friday, November 6 A Weekend of Fantastic Fare Whether you’re in the mood for […]

  • Jack O’Lantern Days 2015 Schedule

    It’s a hometown Halloween celebration at Fish Creek’s annual Jack-O-Lantern Days, Oct. 30-31. This family-friendly weekend highlights mask making for kids, pumpkin carving, a haunting Halloween parade, trick-or-treating, costume parties for kids, adults, and dogs, and more! Friday Halloween Adult Art Night at Hands On Art Studio: 6:30pm – 10pm Door County Trolley Ghost Tours: […]

  • Jack O’Lantern Days, Dark Songs, Halloween & More Weekend Plans

    It’s the holiday weekend costume lovers have been preparing for all month – Halloween! There are plenty of places to wear your costume this weekend, including Jack O’Lantern Days in Fish Creek, Scaryoke at the Door Community Auditorium, The Rocky Horror Picture Show showing at Third Avenue Playhouse, or at the Dark Songs performances. Check […]

  • Fall Art Crawl, Classic Comedy, Trapper Schoepp & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend marks the kickoff of Halloween celebrations on the peninsula, along with Ellison Bay Arts’ Fall Art Crawl, autumn hikes in the great outdoors, and a visit by Milwaukee rockers Trapper Schoepp & The Shades. But these are just a few of our top picks for the weekend ahead! Friday, October 23 Kick Off […]

  • Water Street Hot Shots, Pumpkin Fest, Iron Pour and More Weekend Plans

    Visit Door County in all its autumn glory and enjoy what local business and organizations have to offer, from evening tours of a historic lighthouse to a red hot iron pour and of course, Egg Harbor’s annual Pumpkin Patch. Friday, October 9 Evening Tours of Eagle Bluff Lighthouse For two weekends in October, the Eagle […]

  • Wrigley Field. Randy Rasmussen.

    Painting Celebrates Breaking of Cubs’ “Curse”

    I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. Milwaukee County Stadium, home of the Milwaukee Braves and then the Milwaukee Brewers, was about 41 miles north of my home. Wrigley Field was south, maybe 60 miles to the main gate. As I grew up I learned that on almost any afternoon, WGN-TV (Channel 9 in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Raku obelisk by Dee Santorini

    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 […]