Ellison Bay Arts-Spring Art Crawl
May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Ellison Bay Arts Spring Art Crawl is always the weekend before the Memorial Day Weekend
The Fall Art Crawl is always the weekend after the Sister Bay Fall Fest which is typically the third weekend in October
Go north to Ellison Bay to enjoy the best view in Door County. Rich in the tradition of arts and
crafts, Ellison Bay is home to artist studios/galleries that feature pottery, original paintings,
photography, wearable art and handmade leather items. There is also a cider house, coffee house
and a folk school.
Clay Bay Pottery-Jeanne and David Aurelius of Clay Bay Pottery create hand thrown pottery and tiles. Jeanne’s
functional work reflects her devotion and delight in nature surrounding their rural studio and
gallery. She is also known for her whimsical ladies. In a nice balance, David’s work is more
abstract creating hand built vases, serving pieces and tiles. Their gallery also carries original
paintings, woodcuts, and pottery from other well known artists.
Turtle Ridge Gallery/Boutique -The gallery space features mixed media paintings, encaustics
and etchings by Mary Ellen Sisulak. The award winning boutique offers unique handmade
leather bags and art to wear made on site; complimented by artisan jewelry and designer
clothing. Turtle Ridge is surrounded by the inspiration of gardens and nature. Art Camps are
Kick Ash Coffee/Door County Love Artisan Granola-It’s a great place to kick back, enjoy the
view and enjoy coffee, granola and other treats from their gluten free kitchen.
Gills Rock Pottery Thor and Judy Thoreson ofer original designs on hand thrown pots which
are both functional and decorative. Beautiful table linens and wooden ware are artfully displayed
with the pottery.
The Clearing Folk School-An adult folk school that offers classes in the arts and fine crafts, humanities and
natural sciences in a beautiful wooded setting on the water.
Ellison Bay Pottery Potters John Dietrich and Diane McNeil create distinctive, contemporary,
functional and decorative one of a kind pottery inspired by the natural beauty of Door County.
Rob Williams Studio/Gallery-Rob’s colorful watercolor and oil landscapes are paired with
Shirley’s photographs and gardens.
After your tour, stop and enjoy a glass of several handcrafted ciders offered at Island Orchard
Ellison Bay Arts hosts the Spring Art Crawl, May 22 & 23 and the Fall Art Crawl Oct. 23 & 24