Gallery 42 Moves to Sturgeon Bay

Gallery 42, for three years “a breath of fresh art” on the highway between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek, is moving to Door County’s Historic Downtown Sturgeon Bay.

In addition to allowing for a year round gallery space, owner Tim Nyberg explains, “Everywhere I travel, I see strip malls and shopping centers being built trying to resemble the nostalgic main streets of small town America…we have the real genuine article right here in Sturgeon Bay!”

Nyberg continues, “When we moved to Sturgeon Bay from the Twin Cities, my wife, Julie and I were delighted to find The Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art located just blocks from our home. Sadly, this disappeared when the nonprofit organization shut down last March. Now, I’m excited to bring art back to this historically distinctive building.”

The Fairfield Building was originally built in 1906 as “The Pinney Building.” It housed the “Door County Democrat” newspaper, the Sturgeon Bay Post Office, the telephone company’s operators and at one point, the hospital. The top floor was also home to “The Commodore Club.” The building (the first office building in Sturgeon Bay to have indoor plumbing) underwent major renovation near its one-hundredth birthday.

Gallery 42 (located in the Fairfield’s B1 gallery space) features exclusively the paintings and photography of Tim Nyberg. Tim’s been a graphic designer and illustrator for over three decades. Visitors will be greeted by bright, whimsical, “fresh” art. The gallery also has original greeting cards, mugs and prints featuring Nyberg’s paintings and photography and some of the over two dozen humor books that Tim has authored (autographed of course). There’s a good chance gallery guests will also catch Tim painting, often to live music at events he calls “art and music jams.”

The new space will open to visitors beginning September 19 during Sturgeon Bay’s Harvest Festival weekend.

On Friday, October 16 from 6 – 9 pm, there will be a grand opening reception featuring jazz by Lee Tomboulian and percussionist Jake Nyberg.

More information about the gallery including fall and winter hours may be found online at or by calling 920.785.1123.