Artisans who call Door County’s Lily Bay their home will open their studios and gardens to the general public July 13-15 from 10 am to 5 pm. This is the 5th annual open house to welcome guests. Artists homes and gardens are located between 3450 and 3516 N. Lake Michigan Drive, Sturgeon Bay.
Jim Hoyer, Lily Bay Originals, has been creating one-of-a-kind cedar and/or driftwood pieces for more than 20 years. They include a variety of tables and wine racks. Hoyer’s inspiration comes from a desire to repurpose trees that have fallen to storms or governmental harvesting.
Joining the Lily Bay Originals location is guest artist Mike Marcheske, retired architect from Sheboygan, who produces a variety of willow and cedar pieces. The willow and cedar are renewable resources harvested from his property. Also available for viewing will be the award-winning gardens of Earlene Hoyer.
Lily Bay’s professional potter-in-residence Linda Sheard, of Lily Bay Pottery, will show her skills in studio while offering many of her lovely works on display. Linda’s husband Bart, a master gardener, will provide tours of their gardens that surround the studio and home along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
A portion of the proceeds from art sales during the three-day event will be donated to HELP of Door County and Neighbor-to-Neighbor of Door County. For more information call 920.412.4872 or visit lilybaypottery.com.