There are many reasons to visit Ellison Bay in the fall, and here’s one more: The Ellison Bay Art Crawl October 25 and 26.

An Art Crawl is like a treasure hunt and a party all rolled into one.  The artists of Ellison Bay have been getting ready to host their popular Fall Art Crawl, creating new pottery, handbags, recipes, dress designs, painted furniture, happy surprises and lagniappes.
For example, at Cousin’s Walk, (11940 Lakeview Rd.) Marcy Farber will demonstrate how she, using her own designs, paints on furniture, clothing, you name it. And as a special surprise, she will be giving away some of her work and holding a drawing for a door prize.
Perhaps food will be on your mind Saturday morning so you head for the Savory Spoon Cooking School and Marketplace, (12042 Hwy. 42) where Janice Thomas will teach you Omelets 101, and serve fabulous items on her Rise and Shine menu.
Between the ‘Spoon’ and Gills Rock Stoneware is the Newport House, (12044 Hwy 42) where Jan Jenkins and Carol Lango can show you antiques, folk art, carvings (some made on site by Carol) and lovely paintings.
Food and pottery go together, so head on over to Gills Rock Stoneware (12020 Lakeview Rd.).  Enjoy fresh bread and other food baked in their new wood fired brick oven while Thor and Judy Thoreson show and tell the ceramic process from raw clay to finished pieces for your home.
Around the block is Linden Gallery (12001 Mink River Rd), a veritable museum-like space full of stunning Asian antiques and contemporary Chinese art, most of which can only be seen in major cites, artfully presented by Jeanee and Brian Linden, who are experts in Chinese culture and art.
Looking for more pottery?  Be sure to check out Jeanne and David Aurelius’ Clay Bay Pottery (11650 Hwy. 42) on your way into Ellison Bay. David will be throwing and Jeanne will be creating her well-known ‘Shoreline Girls’.  Check out their new Christmas ornaments, handmade refreshments and enter the drawing for one of those Lady Vases.
Visit The Clearing (12171 Garrett Bay Rd), an adult education and retreat center based on the Danish Folk School concept.  Follow Garrett Bay Rd. to the Visitor Center (hours 11-4) and pick up a catalog, indulge in some refreshments and get inspired. Demos will be offered by Clearing instructors.   A docent led tour of the property is on Sat. at 1pm.  Reservations are encouraged. (920-854-4088)
Across from the Clearing is Ellison Bay Pottery Studios (12156 Garrett Bay Rd), where John Dietrich and Diane McNeil will host their 5th Annual Fall Raku Rock-Out on Saturday. Enjoy refreshments & hot cider from Seaquist’s Farm Market and award winning fruit wines from Orchard Country Winery while you watch the potters get all fired up.
Finally, don’t miss Turtle Ridge (11736 Mink River Rd) down Mink River Rd.  Mary Ellen Sisulak and her creative team have new bags (‘Bella’ & ‘Boat Bag’) recycled t-shirt dresses and patterned knits and jewelry to complement the clothing.  Local musician Jeanne Kuhns will play Saturday night from 4-7.
Cousin’s Walk (920)854-1926; Savory Spoon (920)854-6600; Newport House (920)854-2621; Gills Rock Stoneware (920)854-2774; Linden Gallery (920)854-2487; Clay Bay Pottery (920)854-5027; Clearing (920)854-4088; Ellison Bay Pottery Studios (920)854-5049; Turtle Ridge Gallery (920)854-4839.


2 thoughts on “There are many reasons to visit Ellison Bay in the fall, and here’s one more: The Ellison Bay Art Crawl October 25 and 26.

  1. We’ll start our Lux Retreat (12th annual)in Door Co.
    on Sunday, October 26th. I’ll pass your newsletter
    along to the Lawrence emeriti/ae. Looking forward
    to seeing you, John and Diane!Best regards, Mary Ann

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