You’ve got some planning to do-Door County This Weekend-Ellison Bay Art Crawl and Ellison Bay Pottery’s October Kiln Opening

It’s counter-intuitive for most people to think of Door County as a place that is still vibrant and full of the art scene after the Fall Festival in Sister Bay, but it’s true.

You can find:



Art Crawls. 


Family Art Days. 

It’s not just for summer fun any more.  Door County’s full of exciting and engaging artists all year and many of the best performances can be found in the quieter months.

This weekend, for example, would keep anyone going all day and night. There are plenty of good restaurants still open and with fewer people, the lines are almost nonexisitent. Take a look and pull out your calendar.  You’ve got some planning to do.

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A resource for the events, arts, activities and news of the Door County Peninsula. Covering all the communities in the county including Union, Clay Banks, Brussels, Sturgeon Bay, Neswaupee, Sevastopol, Institute, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Jacksonport, Baileys Harbor, Ephraim, Sister Bay, Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, Liberty Grove and Washington Island.

Art & Galleries


Newport House Gallery
A Glimpse into the Past
By Gary Jones
“We do a fair amount of travel,” Carol Lango said. “Always looking for antiques,” Jan Jenkins added. “Half the reason for being in the antique business,” Lango said, “is the fun of looking for them.


An Artist, An Influence
By Archelle “Buttons” Wolst
I have always loved Picasso’s woodcuts, Matisse’s paper cutouts, and Sommer Lichtner’s simple shapes that say so much. “Yoga Red” is my favorite painting this year.

Door County Art League Potluck and Planning Meeting Scheduled
Monday, October 25, Door County Art League members will get together to socialize at a potluck dinner beginning at 6 pm at the Gibraltar Fire Department meeting room.

Jim Rericha Creates Party Favors at the Paper Shop
A very special project recently took place at the Woodwalk Gallery Paper Shop: Jim Rericha created 200 party favors in handmade paper – one for each guest at his daughter’s wedding, which will be held at Woodwalk Gallery next summer.

Turtle Ridge Hosts Fall Trunk Show
Christina Bussler and Jessica Penny teamed up for their first fashion runway show in Minneapolis this fall. The collection, entitled Venus and Gaia (made by mortals, fit for gods), will have a second showing at Turtle Ridge on October 15 – 17.

Peninsula School of Art Hosts Family Day
Norse mythology and a celebration of fall are the themes for the October 16 Family Art Day at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. The walk-in art program, which takes place from 10 am – 2 pm, is free and open to families with children ages three to 17.


Meadow Artists Exhibit Artwork
On November 1, the “Meadows Artists” will exhibit a show of original artwork with a direction both unusual and interesting. This group of artists meets and works out of the Meadow’s facility at the Scandia Meadows Community in Sister Bay.


Fiber Artists Demonstrate in Fall Showcase
The Jacksonport Craft Cottage’s Fall Showcase, held October 16 and 17, will feature demonstrations by fiber artists Paddy Elliott and Mary Silvers.


Hudson Road Trading Company Unveils New Outdoor Artwork
To celebrate their recent move, the Hudson Road Trading Company asked Robert Bentley to paint an outdoor mural. “We really felt we needed something distinctive on our outside wall,” said co-owner Margie Needelman.


Ellison Bay Arts Crawl
October 23 & 24
Ellison Bay Arts hosts their 9th annual art crawl October 23 and 24, 10 am – 5 pm. The seven galleries and two schools in and around Ellison Bay will open their doors, allowing visitors to experience the rich and diverse arts community in northern Door.


Painting by Judi Elkholm
“October Promises” is a new oil painting by Judi Ekholm. The 30″ x 36″ framed piece was painted on location near Kangaroo Lake. Ekholm Gallery, located at 3913 Little Spring Road in Fish Creek, is open daily, closed Tuesday.


The Eclipse Gallery Hosts the Dream Rocket Project
The purpose of the Dream Rocket Project, organized by Jennifer Marsh, founder of the International Fiber Collaborative, is to connect art and education through a large-scale, collaborative art project.


Donya Schroeder Joins DC Rubber Stamps’ Design Team
Door County Rubber Stamps, LLC will host artist Donya Schroeder to teach a weekend of workshops. An artist and designer from Ionia, Iowa, Schroeder will take over the classroom at Oscar’s Door County Rubber Stamps in Egg Harbor, located in the Main Street Shops, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 15 – 17.


Beverly Hart Branson’s Work on Display at YMCA
Beverly Hart Branson is displaying her paintings through October at the YMCA’s Northern Door Program Center.

The Peninsula Pulse is your resource for Door County news, arts, events and entertainment. Search our directories for dining and restaurant information as well as shopping, galleries and a complete guide to lodging – including all the inns, bed and breakfasts (B&B’s), resorts, cottages and hotel/motels. Check it. Read it. Use it.


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