The FHCA Announces 2008 Studio Art Tours

The Francis Hardy Center for the Arts (FHCA) in downtown Ephraim is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2008 Art Studio Tours, beginning Friday, June 27 from 4 – 9 pm. Enjoy a guided trolley tour with a behind-the-scenes visit to the studios of some of Door County’s finest working artisans. Transportation will be provided by Door County Trolley.

The first tour will take participants to the studios of nationally recognized artists Keith and Deanna Clayton, Jim Ingwersen, and Charles “Chick” Peterson. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists while enjoying a private demonstration as well as refreshments and dinner at the Mission Grille in Sister Bay.

The FHCA’s Art Studio Tour began in 2001 as a weekly open studio series to offer visitors and residents alike a glimpse behind-the-scenes into the creative processes of the many professional artists working in the Door Peninsula. In the seven years since its inception, the tour has grown in popularity and continues to be a favorite among visitors.

Reservations are now being accepted for the three studio tours scheduled for Friday, June 27, Friday, August 29, and Friday, September 26. The ticket price per person is $75 (plus tax) and includes transportation by Door County Trolley, hors d’oeuvres, a cocktail, dinner (a choice of three entrees), dessert, and gratuity. Pickup times and locations will be given at the time reservations are made. For more information about the Art Studio Tour and to make reservations, call 920.854.2210, email [email protected], or visit