This year’s Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl is set for Nov. 19 and 20, 10 am – 4 pm. 2016 is the 10th anniversary for the event which always takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving. Twenty-three artists at 15 home studios and galleries will present their original artwork which includes painting, weaving, glass, wood, metal sculpture, photography, ceramics and jewelry. Past patrons of the Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl have always found this event a unique opportunity to shop for original artwork, made in the community. The added bonus of greeting the artists and seeing their workplaces has captivated guests for 10 years.
A preview reception will be held Nov. 18, 5 – 7 pm, at Popelka Trenchard Glass, 64 S. 2nd Ave. The public can meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and see examples of each artist’s work.
The artists include the four originators of the event: Lynn Gilchrist; Pat Olson (at Artists Guild); Rick Risch and Liz Maltman (at Rick Risch’s studio). Other returning artists are Jeanne Demers; Michael Doerr; Faith Frykman; Wence and Sandra Martinez; Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard; Nancy Prange (at Stroh Haus); Mac Schueppert (at Lynn Gilchrist’s); Barb Shakal (at Lynn Gilchrist’s); Deb Stroh Larson (at Stroh Haus); Kerry and Kathie Vavra; and Lou Williams. New artists to the crawl are Kari Anderson (at Hope Church); Robert Anderson; Bonnie Hartmann; Margaret Lockwood; and Paula Wendland (Margaret Lockwood Gallery).
A one-of-a-kind door prize is a popular attraction of the crawl. This year’s prize is a unique bread and cheese board by Michael Doerr, inspired and designed in collaboration with Sandra Martinez. It will be given to a winner from among the entries filled out at the crawl locations. It’s currently on display at Artists Guild on Third Avenue.