It is time again to head up to Ellison Bay for the annual Fall Art Crawl.
October 24th & 25th from 10-5PM. Drive through the changing colors to this
unique community of artist studio/galleries, a folk art school, hand-crafted
cider and galleries featuring art from India and China. Demonstrations, open
studios, refreshments and prize drawings accompany the wonderful array of
works for sale.
The potters at Clay Bay Pottery, Jeanne and David Aurelius, are gearing up
for this event with new Holiday candle lights, ladies, mugs, and plates. New
work from Mary Deneen and Martha Winter will be arriving just in time as
well. They are known for their whimsical ladies and wall pieces. Beautiful
sterling silver pins, rings, bracelets, and imaginative necklaces , hand made
by award winning Sylvia Youell will be on display. Stop in and sign up to
win a beautiful bowl. Refreshments served.
Turtle Ridge is excited to host Jill Harding for a book signing of The Sign
Fairy on October 24 & 25. Jill is a long time friend of Turtle Ridge owner,
Mary Ellen Sisulak. They became writing partners after attending a class at
Write On Door County. A spark went off for both of them that resulted in
two very different books: Mary Ellen’s book Pinklieee! and Jill’s book, The
Sign Fairy. Jill will be presenting her beautiful collages reflecting her
heartfelt connection with the environment, always sharing her “Good
Turtle Ridge has been putting together some new looks in fiber and leather.
There are hand-dyed, shibori vests in rich colors. The lux line of handmade
leather bags feature sumptuous textures: sheepskin, stone and hair-calf.
Refreshments will be served along with a chance to win one of our latest
Food and Pottery…..a perfect combination. Walk through the studio and
gallery of Gills Rock Stoneware where there will be a variety of baking
dishes serving platters, bowls, mugs….perfect companions for food. Of
course, Thor’s turkey sandwiches on homemade bread……all from our wood
fired oven will be served. Table linens and wooden products are also
Sutra Gallery showcases emerging and established Contemporary artists as
well as renowned Bhil and Gond Tribal artists from Madhya Pradesh. Sutra
also features handmade Indian textiles, using millennia old techniques of
weaving, printing and dyeing, as well as our own line of handmade art books
by “Kala Sutra | Fine Art Threads” the publishing arm of Sutra Gallery.
Fine Art Photography, both regional and abroad, by Sutra proprietor Abbey
After an autumn walk through our stunning gardens, come inside to enjoy
Door County’s most unusual gallery. Our jewelry sparkles with a sensational
fall palette. Amber, in all of its pretty yellows and reds, rivals the maples
outside. You’ll find your elegant party necklace waiting for you in an
exquisite variety of jade, coral, and pearls. Linden Gallery glows with paintings from Chinese masters, as well works from local artists. Haunting photographs from excursions near the Linden Centre in China are on display. Many of our guests are shopping for gifts.
We’ve tucked a few of our favorites in little gift boxes throughout the
gallery. You’ll find a great selection of our popular inside painted bottles,
Buddha figures, and Dali marble vases. Lovely Korean celadon vases always
bring smiles. Perhaps our elegant “South of the Clouds” coat would be the
perfect present for someone on your list. We have fashions for both women
and men, on sale for 10% off during the Art Crawl! Ginger cookies and tea
will be served, along with a chance to win an elegant silk scarf!
At Cousin’s Walk, new this year are Christmas aprons and pillows to
decorate you and your home. I will demo my version of decorative painting,
and, of course, I will be serving up my wonderful Korean meat balls. Stop
in and say hello and put your name in the raffle for a harvest wreath.
Come to Island Orchard Cider and sample a glass of our Award Winning
Ciders. We produce Normandy Style Ciders with a New World twist. Stop
by our Tasting Room located in Ellison Bay and try these crisp and
refreshing ciders. Gluten Free, 6.9% ABV.
The Clearing Bookstore and Gift shop will be open as is the entire 128 acre
campus for touring and hiking. We will have docent tours both days,
volunteers demonstrating their arts and crafts in the Jens Jensen Center, and
we will be serving cider and homemade cookies.
Ellison Bay Pottery will celebrate it’s 41st season by hosting a Raku Party
for the Art Crawl weekend. Participants can purchase an item (fish sculpture
wall hanging or small vase) and a glaze and we’ll fire it for you while you
watch. Firings from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. No rain date.
Drive north to Rob Williams Gallery to see Rob’s new landscape paintings
and wife Shirley’s B&W photography of Newport Park. Sign up for a chance
to win a free Rob Williams painting. Refreshments featuring Shirley’s
famous poppy seed cake and cider.