In addition to the breathtaking scenery and unforgettable cuisine, Door County is also home to a thriving arts culture! Artists and art lovers alike flock to the peninsula for inspiration and to explore the many art galleries scattered throughout the region’s towns. Each Door County art gallery presents original works and stunning diversity that will appeal to all kinds of art lovers. While we highly encourage you to visit as many as possible, we’ve compiled a short list of some of our absolute favorite Door County art galleries. That way, it’s easier for you to find and visit only the best!
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5 Door County Art Galleries That You’ll Love
1. Edgewood Orchard Galleries
This fascinating gallery is built into a historic fruit barn from 1918, exhibiting a rustic and tranquil charm. Since 1969, Edgewood Orchard in Fish Creek, WI has grown to become not only one of the top Fish Creek, WI art galleries but one of the nation’s most respected galleries. You will love the carefully selected paintings, sculptures, glasswork, jewelry, and more. Please note that this gallery is open until mid-October and then reopens for another season in May.
2. Blue Dolphin House
Showcasing a fun side to the contemporary lifestyle, Blue Dolphin House Studios reflects vibrant colors and quality designs in each piece of art. Whether you are viewing stunning ceramics, elaborate collages, or outstanding stone carvings, you will always discover something new and beautiful. The gallery is also housed in a charming 1860’s log structure, adding to the location’s eclectic atmosphere.
3. Water Street Gallery
The Water Street Gallery, in Ephraim, WI displays works of art only created by Door County artists. In addition to original paintings and canvas transfers, you will also be able to shop for unique antiques and ship models. They also have another location in Fish Creek known as Art of Door County!
4. Cottage Row Gallery
This one-of-a-kind Door County art gallery is set in a lovely renovated barn. Cottage Row features the artwork of many talented local artists and even produces their work into prints, notecards, and postcards that you may take home. They are also a custom framing shop, so you may have your prints framed just the way you like it!
5. Woodwalk Gallery
Woodwalk Gallery was recently selected as one of the “Top 10 Art Galleries in Wisconsin,” and for good reason! During your visit, you’ll find a unique blend of evocative art in a scenic historic barn setting. More than 70 artists display their masterpieces here and captivate art lovers’ imaginations with paintings, metalwork, wood, glass, jewelry, and furniture. Come to enjoy incredible art, a stunning natural landscape, and a memorable experience.
Take an Art Class in Door County
If you’re looking to sharpen your own artistic skills, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some of the best spots to take a Door County art class and let your creativity soar.
Peninsula School of Art
The Peninsula School of Art provides over 150 workshops for people of all ages. Taking an art class is a fun and relaxing activity, and you have a nearly endless amount of options. Learn to draw or paint like a pro, understand the basics of photography, or craft your own ceramics and jewelry. It’s a great date idea and gives you something of your own to take home as a souvenir.
Hands On Art Studio
Hands On Art Studio is a do-it-yourself Door County destination that allows visitors to tap into their inner artist. Whether you’re an avid creator or have hardly picked up a paintbrush in your life, the studio caters to all skill levels and offers a class that anyone can enjoy. After paying your $5 admission fee, you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of art projects including fused glass, spin art, painting, and even metal sculpting.
Get Creative in Door County During Your Stay With The Ashbrooke
Located in the heart of Door County, our beautiful adults-only hotel is perfect for your relaxing getaway to the peninsula. Not only will you be just minutes from all the art galleries other things to do in Door County, but there is much to enjoy right from the comforts of your accommodation. Enjoy peaceful privacy in our grand rooms and suites, take advantage of our quality amenities, or revel in one of our tempting vacation specials. Whatever you decide to do, your stay with us is sure to be a getaway you won’t soon forget! Book your stay at The Ashbrooke today!