Twenty-five Sturgeon Bay artists are hosting the 11th Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl by opening their 20 unique studios/galleries to the public for the weekend before Thanksgiving. The free three-day event is Nov. 17 from 12 – 4 pm, and Nov. 18-19 from 10 am – 4 pm. Each site will have refreshments and original works for sale in all price ranges for people looking for gifts and those who wish to add to their own art collection at home or the office. Picking up a brochure with an easy-to-read map will make a chosen route very simple.
Past visitors have said it is exciting to go and see where artists work and create, having the chance to visit with artists and learn more about their process. All media are represented by the artists participating this year: 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).
A free kick-off party, open to all, is Nov. 17, 5 – 7 pm at Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. 2nd Ave. Visitors can enjoy refreshments and meet the artists and pick up a map/brochure for the weekend tour.
Visitors will 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. Entry forms will be at each location for a chance to win.
A printable map indicating each location and address is available at sturgeonbaystudios.com.