Gourd Art and More at Door County Wearable Art Show

Fashion awaits you this weekend directly across the street from Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay, at the 2016 Door County Wearable Art Show. The show runs Aug. 27, 9 am – 5 pm, and Aug. 28, 10 am – 4 pm, inside the Village Hall. The following artists and their wares will be represented at the show.

Door County’s own Dawn Patel, owner of Brilliant Stranger in Egg Harbor, upcycles clothing in a culmination of exploration, experimentation and invention. Brilliant Stranger clothing is made with eco-friendly materials and sustainable practices. Patel uses playful dye techniques, quirky block prints, free hand stitching, painting, and unconventional sewing techniques.

Experience vintage inspiration with a contemporary flair in Deb Rades’ beaded handbags and accessories. “I have always had an interest in vintage beaded and mesh purses and the workmanship that went into them. After researching how they were made I discovered the art of loom beading,” said Rades.

Ann Gainey returns to Door County with AnnLouise Fashions. She specializes in jackets and tops in wool, silk and cotton with unique design twists.

Add some snuggle to your wardrobe with Recycled Warmth, handmade mittens by local artist Maggie Stover. “I love combining color, texture and pattern designs to create warm and functional mittens. Each pair of mittens is entirely unique,” said Stover.

Sturgeon Bay artist Shirley Senarighi, of West Side Cellar, will sell her repurposed goods. She said, “My passion is complimenting gently used items with embellishments and retailoring. Jackets gain a new fresh looks or become totes and shirts become totes or man aprons.”

Hard-shell gourds may be nature’s “perfect” canvas. Stop in and see how artist Cindy Cech-Auxier transforms gourds into incredible functional purses. Her breathtaking designs and intricate craftsmanship are magnificent.

This event, hosted by Angela Lensch Gallery, is free and open to the public. For more information, call Lensch at 920.868.5088 or

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