Photographer Helbach Showcases Exhibit of Highway Relics

Door County Makers Space features a special pop-up exhibit of photographic works by Ty Helbach, July 22-29. The show is titled Road Trip: Photos from America’s Two-Lane Roads.

Fueled by ardent wanderlust, bestowed with the gift of an impeccable eye and an insatiable love for photography, Helbach has been exploring documenting his favorite subjects professionally for more than a decade.

While much of Helbach’s focus primarily centers around shooting live music events – having photographed artists from Jackson Browne and Willie Nelson to local/regional favorites such as Horseshoes and Hand Grenades – his other passion lies in exploring two-lane back roads in search of discovering hidden treasures of America from another time: buildings, signs, fences, landscapes once jewels in their own right now rough around the edges, weathered with time.

Helbach’s gift for conveying depth and emotion gives these lost highway relics a voice with which to speak, a soft undercurrent hum of history and memory that converses quietly with the viewer’s own unique experiences of heritage, space and time.

Door County Makers Space, a flex space that has pop-up shops, monthly house concerts, and home to a photography studio is thrilled to host this exhibit. Located on historic Third Avenue in downtown Sturgeon Bay, Door County Makers Space is open 10 am to 6 pm daily. Admission is free. For more information visit

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