Come stroll or drive the half-mile of North Lake Michigan Drive and walk into local artisans’ spaces as the Lily Bay Lakeshore Artisans host their annual open house. The open house takes place at street numbers 3450-3516 North Lake Michigan Drive July 21-23, 10 am to 5 pm.
Jim Hoyer is Lily Bay Originals. His creative efforts include one-of-a-kind tables and mirrors using cedar, wild mulberry and driftwood. New this year for Jim will be glass-top driftwood tables of various shapes and sizes. Guest artist Michael Marcheske, from Sheboygan, will share his willow chairs, tables and baskets, as well as cedar trellises, chickens and bed headboards. Earlene Hoyer’s award-winning gardens will be available for guided tours.
Nancy Prange creates photo notecards to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. She will have many Door County landscapes and lighthouses framed for viewing in large and small sizes along with her cards. Debbie Geitner will join Nancy with garden sculptures that catch the light.
Penelope Brown is the latest addition to the group. She has long been a painter in acrylic and watercolor, but lately has been exploring glass fusion art. The results include colorful and whimsical mobile constructions of glass and driftwood. While at Brown’s guests will see a very old log cabin and beach sculptures assembled by John Peloquin.
Linda Sheard is the professional potter in residence at Lily Bay Pottery, a working studio and gallery. Visitors will be welcomed into the studio with the pottery at different stages of completion. The kilns may be flaming bright and visitors can go into the kiln building to view them.
This year, the Lily Bay Lakeshore Artisans will donate a portion of the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity, HELP of Door County and Neighbor to Neighbor.