Spring Art Crawl in Ellison Bay

Ellison Bay welcomes spring with its annual Spring Art Crawl. This unique group of artists welcomes visitors and residents alike to their galleries and studios to see what is new, see demonstrations and sample refreshments.

Pottery from Gills Rock Stoneware

Turtle Ridge is opening a newly expanded garden patio with handmade cedar and cherry birdhouses and garden art. Colorful planters, herbs, shrubs, ornamental trees and field grown perennials are a new offering sure to inspire creativity in your garden.

Marcy, of Cousin’s Walk, welcomes visiting Door County artist Don Payne with his photography of Door County, United States and Europe. Don also does beautiful pastel paintings. There will be a demo of needle felting and of course nibbles will be served.

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. Fine art photography by Sutra proprietor Abbey Box features images both regional and abroad.

Ellison Bay Pottery will demonstrate Raku firing. John and Diane have been creating and developing new ideas all winter and are excited to share the results.

The Clearing Bookstore and Gift Shop will be open, as is the entire 128-acre campus for touring and hiking. They will have docent tours both days, volunteers demonstrating their arts and crafts in the Jens Jensen Center, and beverages and homemade cookies.

Polka dot handbags from Turtle Ridge

Island Orchard Cider specializes in Normandy Style Ciders. Visit the Ellison Bay Cider House and see where these handcrafted ciders are fermented and bottled and then enjoy samples in the tasting room.

Clay Bay Pottery will feature a wide variety of pottery-gift ideas for weddings and graduations. A large selection of cards, children’s books, jewelry, and paintings are an added feature as well. Refreshments will be served.

The Linden Gallery, in its 19th season, will feature Thai silver jewelry, unusual wooden stools, and lots of bronze decorative art. In Shangri La the gallery collected wooden bracelets.

From the simplest drinking vessel to the most elaborate floor vase, Gills Rock Stoneware has always been known for its special attention to shape and form. See what they’ve been up to during the off season and sample what surprises might be springing out of the wood-fired brick oven at this year’s spring art crawl.