Innovative, Wearable Art

From July 24 – 26, contemporary women’s apparel, accessories, jewelry and handmade originals will be showcased in the Sister Bay Village Hall. From the innovative use of recycled materials to elegant high fashion, these artists will present a wide array of distinctive styles, extensive size ranges and prices for any budget.

Maggie Joyce sculpts recycled optic lenses into jewelry by cutting, dying and etching the resin. Ellen Gvora assembles recycled textiles into casual skirts, jackets and vests. Mary Mendla, of Facets Fashions, carefully selects high quality fabrics for her collection of interchangeable basics.

Ilze Heider has many styles and colors of leather accessories that incorporate hand-painted designs with Tibetan beads. Need something sassy for your summer events? Try Stephanie Nordlin’s “Little French Dress” or Kathy Skomsky’s hand dyed and painted tops and jackets.

Pat Rued, a show favorite, has been busy expertly tailoring her shibori hand-dyed and painted jackets, vests and tops. Colorful hand-woven scarves and warm shawls for cool evenings are available from Barb Geurink.

Local artist Angela Lensch, owner of the newly opened gallery by the same name in Egg Harbor, works with precious metal wire to weave gemstones and pearls into delicate jewelry. Hosted by local artist Sue Donohoo of Soo Hoo Artwear, the three-day event brings together the creative excitement and dynamic energy of these women and their art.

The Door County Wearable Art Show is open July 24 from noon to 5 pm. On July 25 & 26, the show is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is free. For more information call or text Sue Donohoo at 920.421.0449 or visit