The Annual Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl announces the dates for 2017. Formerly a two-day event, this year’s schedule is extended to three days, Nov. 17-19. The public is invited to crawl, walk, drive, bike, saunter or sprint to visit 25 artists at 20 home studios or galleries. The event offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the creative working process directly from the artists. Some artists will hold demonstrations.
Founding member and painter Lynn Gilchrist said, “The Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl also gives visitors an opportunity to purchase art works in a variety of price ranges for your own home or office as well as for gifts.”
“This year we decided to promote visits from folks outside the area,” said longtime member, painter Faith Frykman. “A number of local restaurants and motels have joined us as sponsors and supporters; we in turn encourage people to eat and stay at these businesses.”
The following artists are included in the Crawl: Robert C. Anderson (metal sculpture), Kari Anderson (watercolor), Ernest (acrylic) and Samantha Beutel (acrylic), Liz Butler (pottery), Jeanne Demers (ceramics), Michael Doerr (fine woodworking), Jim DuFrane (glass), Faith Frykman (painting), Lynn Gilchrist (painting), Roxanne Hanney (painting), Bonnie Hartmann (pastel), Margaret Lockwood (painting), Sandra (painting/design) and Wence Martinez (weaving), Pat Olson (painting), Karin Overbeck (mosaics), Kim Pedler (jewelry), Jeremy Popelka (glass) and Stephanie Trenchard (glass and painting), Barbara Shakal (painting), Linda Sheard (pottery), Deb Stroh-Larson (painting), Paula Z. Wendland (clay sculpture), and Archelle “Buttons” Wolst (painting).
To kick off the weekend, a reception will be held Nov. 17, 5 – 7 pm at Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 South 2nd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.
Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl visitors will also have an opportunity to win a door prize – a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind bread and cheese board from Michael Doerr of Michael Doerr Woodworking. Slips may be filled out at all locations during the crawl and the winner need not be present to win.
The Art Crawl is free and open to the public. A printable map indicating each location and address is available at sturgeonbaystudios.com.