Lily Bay Lakeshore Artisans Hold Open House
Come stroll or drive the half-mile of North Lake Michigan Drive (from street numbers 3450 – 3516) and walk into local artisans’ spaces as the Lily Bay Lakeshore Artisans host their annual open house. The open house takes place July 8-10, 10 am to 5 pm.
Jim Hoyer is Lily Bay Originals. He repurposes and recycles what would otherwise end up in the “mulch pile” to create useful and artistic products. Using cedar twigs and old furniture pieces he creates twig tables, mirror and picture frames, and pedestals. Hoyer is hosting guest artist and friend Mike Marcheske, who designs and builds willow chairs, baskets, cedar chickens, etc.
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.
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.
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.