Ellison Bay opens the 2018 season with the Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl, May 19 and 20, 10 am – 5 pm. With bulbs blooming and gardens emerging, visit with artists and proprietors. The weekend includes refreshments, demonstrations, studio tours and new works of art. Maps can be picked up at any of the participating locations.
Clay Bay Pottery, celebrating 42 years, features work capturing the charm and beauty of Door County in landscapes of water, woodlands, birds and fair maidens.
Linden Gallery has colorful coffee tables, silk scarves, antiques, Thai silver jewelry, unusual wooden stools, and lots of bronze decorative art.
The Clearing Bookstore and Gift Shop and campus is open for touring and hiking. Docent tours are led on both days, volunteers demonstrate their arts and crafts in the Jens Jensen Center. Sign up to win a door prize.
Sutra is a fine art and photo gallery specializing in Indian contemporary and tribal art as well as handmade textiles from the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Photography by Sutra proprietor Abbey Box features images both regional and abroad.
Island Orchard Cider specializes in Normandy-style ciders, which are crisp and refreshing traditional French ciders. Visit the Ellison Bay Cider House for samples and to see where these handcrafted ciders are fermented and bottled.
Gills Rock Pottery, from the simplest drinking vessel to the most elaborate floor vase, has always been known for their special attention to shape and form. See their latest work, colorful table linens and pieces specifically designed for the garden.
Ellison Bay Pottery potters, John Dietrich and Diane McNeil, create goblets, platters, baking dishes, coffee mugs, yunomis, raku wall sculptures and vases of all kinds and sizes. Known for their strong shapes, they also explore different firing techniques including pit firing and raku.
Turtle Ridge Gallery-Boutique hosts Jill Harding, author, illustrator and environmental spokesperson. She will sign her popular books The Sign Fairy and Dragonfly Magic and offer a sneak peek at her third book. The gallery is introducing new creations from their productive winter. Returning to her roots, Mary Ellen Sisulak designed a new line of “Route Bags” in environmentally friendly Ecopell leather.
For more information visit the Ellison Bay Arts Facebook page. The Ellison Bay artists are also planning a new event – Gallery Nite on June 23, after Uncork Summer.