Fine Arts

All of the following Door County artists offer a variety of classes to help you tap into your creativity! Check out their websites for further information.

 

BIRCH CREEK MUSIC PERFORMANCE CENTER

Birch Creek is a summer music academy in Door County for promising young musicians from ages 13-19 years old. More than 30 live concert performances in Percussion & Steel Band, Symphony and Big Band Jazz are presented in the historic Dutton Concert Barn from mid-June through mid-August. Each concert features student prelude music in the Gazebo at 7:00 PM followed by the 7:30 PM concert performance by Birch Creek’s internationally renowned faculty musicians along with advanced students from the Academy. Adult Band Camp in mid-August and Fall Concert Series in September-October. Annual Christmas and Valentine’s concerts.
3 miles east of Egg Harbor on County E

3821 County Road E
Egg Harbor
920-868-3763


BJORKLUNDEN

Bjorklunden is a 425 acre estate on the shores of Lake Michigan just south of Baileys Harbor and is one of the most sought after Door County attractions. It was bequeathed to Lawrence University in 1963 and has been a peaceful learning environment for many years. Adult seminars are conducted on topics such as music, the arts, religion, drama, nature and many more. The estate also contains a small wooden chapel, Boynton, built between 1939 and 1947 that contains 41 hand painted frescoes. Take the time to visit this Door County attraction, it’s a treasure!

 7590 Boynton Lane
 Baileys Harbor
(920) 839-2216


DOOR COUNTY AUDITORIUM

DCA is pleased to share the 2019 Main Stage Season with you. It’s an exciting and eclectic mix of artists including globe-trotting legends, Door County favorites, music geek heroes, and cultural happenings designed to uplift and inspire. We hope you’ll join us.

 3926 Hwy 42
 Fish Creek
920-686-2950


FRANCIS HARDY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Learn about the artists who live and work on the peninsula in a uniquely Door County setting! Patrons can enjoy exhibits of local and regional artists, see the nationally recognized Community Mosaic Project, take in spectacular sunset views or enjoy meeting local plein air painters in and around the gallery during the Door County Plein Air Festival.
The gallery is situated directly on the shore of Eagle Harbor and has been a pillar of the Door County art community since the mid-1900s, providing visibility in a non-commercial venue to new and established artists who may or may not have outside gallery representation. Over the years, the organization has grown from a small, volunteer-run facility to a multifaceted non-profit organization that draws more than 14,500 visitors annually, serves over 750 artists and youth each year and manages 75 volunteers.

3083 Anderson Lane
Ephraim
920-854-5355


HANDS ON ART STUDIO

Hands On Art Studio is a do-it-yourself Door County Destination, offering patrons a freewheeling walk-in art experience, no reservations needed.

 3655 Peninsula Players Rd
 Fish Creek
 (920) 868-9311


MIDSUMMER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL

We serve to provide unique and diverse cultural, historical and scenic musical experiences with our series of 40 concerts in unique venues.  Our  resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, was created in partnership with St. Norbert College and the Fine Arts Institute in Green Bay to enrich the lives of children and adults throughout Northeast Wisconsin through concerts, workshops, and music education.

 10568 Country Walk Lane
 Sister Bay
 (920) 854-7088


PENINSULA ART SCHOOL

We offer over 150 art workshops and classes each year for adults, children and teens.  At every age and every level, you will learn new skills, gain fresh perspectives, and grow as an artist and creative. Gift yourself with time and space and join us for a workshop – or two – this season.

3900 County F
Fish Creek
(920) 868-3455

 


PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Thursday August 6, 1953 marked the first concert of the Peninsula Music Festival. In 1951, the Festival was just an idea. Thor Johnson, founder and conductor of the Festival, had a dream of organizing a festival built around a chamber orchestra, performing the rich repertory for small orchestra which was seldom heard. He had mentioned this idea to Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Heise who were extremely interested in the idea due to their love for music. After a few years of committee meetings and budget planning, the organization was formed.

10347 Highway 42
 Ephraim
 (920) 854-4060


THE CLEARING FOLK SCHOOL

The Clearing is a folk school founded in 1935 by landscape architect Jens Jensen (1860-1951). This “school of the soil” is nestled within 128 acres of Door County forests and meadows and overlooks the dramatic Green Bay shoreline. It was built as a place where ordinary people could, as the name implies, “clear one’s mind” by reconnecting with nature and with one another.

12171 Garrett Bay Road
Ellison Bay
(920) 854-4088